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New Jersey pedestrians have greater crash risk on older highways

Pedestrians who walk along older state highways are at a greater risk of being fatally struck by a motor vehicle, according to a new report. This increased pedestrian accident rate is present even on streets with sidewalks, indicating that New Jersey transportation need to do more to make streets safer for walkers and bicyclists.

Accidents caused by angry drivers at issue in proposed NJ law

In 2005, a 16-year-old New Jersey teenager was paralyzed from the chest down in a single-car crash when the vehicle in which she was a passenger slammed into a telephone pole. A police investigation later revealed that road rage was responsible for the car accident. After being cut off by another vehicle, the driver of the car in which the girl was a passenger began speeding and weaving through traffic, and ultimately crashed the car.

DWI crash involves three cars, leaves man in critical condition

Last week, a drunk driver was involved in a violent three-car accident in Middletown. The driver, a 37-year-old man from Toms River, New Jersey, was also operating his vehicle with a suspended license. The crash occurred after dark close to the Navesink Country Club.

Two men die in fiery New Jersey car accident

When a Jersey City man made the decision to get high on drugs and then get behind the wheel, he set in motion a series of events that would alter the lives of two New Jersey families forever. Driving well over the speed limit, the man crashed his sport-utility vehicle into a taxi, causing that vehicle to catch fire and pushing it onto the sidewalk directly into a pedestrian. When all was said and done, two men were dead. The man responsible for the accident walked away uninjured.

Woman killed in New Jersey dump truck sand spill

A New Jersey woman was killed this week following a bizarre accident in which a dump truck carrying a full load of sand toppled onto its side on top of the woman's SUV, trapping her inside as sand spilled inside and over her vehicle.

Fatal car accidents increase among military veterans

As military service members return home to Bergen County from the war in Iraq, they will likely go through a period of adjustment as they work to reacclimate themselves to the lives they left behind. Often, this includes reconnecting with family and friends and starting or resuming their job. But for some veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and similar afflictions, seemingly simple acts such as driving can be difficult and stressful after a tour of duty.

New Jersey man pleads guilty in car accident deaths

In August 2009, a New Jersey man with a suspended license was driving recklessly near Bergen County when his and another vehicle crossed the median and collided with oncoming traffic, killing two people and injuring three others. Last week, the man pleaded guilty to causing death and serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended license in exchange for a decreased sentence.

Fatal car accidents hit four-year high in New Jersey

Although we are just a few days into 2012, the New Jersey State Police is likely already setting its agenda for the new year: determining why there were so many car accident deaths lasts year, and figuring out how to lower that number in the coming year.

Is "drunk walking" more dangerous than drunk driving?

Earlier this week, we wrote about a recent study indicating that teenage drivers are more likely to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs on New Year's Eve than on any other holiday or event. That study also reported that teenagers would refrain from driving drunk if one of their passengers asked them too.

New Year's Eve carries high risk of car crashes for teen drivers

For many people, New Year's Eve is a fun, exciting night. It is the culmination not only of the holiday season but of the year, and the start of a new year and a clean slate. Therefore, it is understandable that many celebrate New Year's Eve by partying with friends, raising a glass of champagne at midnight to toast the new year.