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April 2014 Archives

Woman charged with vehicular homicide for Gloucester County wreck

Being in a car accident can be a pivotal moment in a person's life. For some, it may mean having to spend an extensive amount of time recovering for injuries; others might not survive. And when multiple members of a family are involved, the effects can be devastating. This is the situation one family from Burlington County is now facing. A car accident this past weekend claimed the life of a 74-year-old woman from Tabernacle; her 76-year-old husband was injured in the crash as well.

Worker hurt after falling off ladder at construction site

Construction workers are never that far from danger. They might not give it much thought on a regular basis, but the heights at which workers often do their jobs can make even a minor incident turn into something potentially painful and debilitating. It isn't clear if that's the case with a worker who got hurt recently in northern New Jersey, but the immediate reports of his injury could make life difficult for a while.

Truck driver arrested in connection with fatal March accident

Anyone who has driven on New Jersey's highways and roads know how dangerous it can be to get too close to a tractor-trailer. Being involved in an 18-wheeler accident can have devastating consequences for occupants of passenger cars, which may not be able to withstand the impact of a big rig. Such was the case last month on Route 9 in Old Bridge, when a 50-year-old woman stopped at a red light was rear-ended by a semitrailer. The woman was killed in the wreck.

Criminal charges filed against cop over dog bite incident

Feeling threatened by an aggressive animal is often a terrible emotion to endure. If and when the animal lashes out, permanent scars and other reminders from animal attacks can cause a lifetime of heartache. It's bad enough when a person is merely liable for an incident because of their negligence; it's another matter, though, when a dog bite incident is something encouraged by the animal's handler.

Car collides with school bus; adult, child reportedly injured

The potential for injury is great when a vehicle collides with a school bus. Buses are designed with safety in mind, of course, but their main purpose is transporting lots of kids to school at the same time. When a car accident involves a school bus, the results can be devastating simply because of the number of people, mainly kids, likely to be on board a bus at any given time. This is more likely, certainly, during the early morning and mid-afternoon times, when school buses are out in force.

Construction zone accidents keep happening, despite advisories

Some jobs that New Jersey residents are more dangerous than others. It is perhaps true that one of the more thankless jobs to do in our state is road construction. Many drivers grimace when they see the telltale orange cones and barrels on the highway, even though it means an improvement to their taxpayer-funded roadway is imminent.

Teen driver in fatal crash had just earned driver's license

Many teenagers are eager to receive their driver's licenses. Not only is it a rite of passage for many kids, it's a ticket to more freedom. No longer do teenagers with their own licenses have to depend on their parents or friends to drive them around; now they can be more self-sufficient. Of course, that freedom comes with responsibilities; teenage drivers are notorious for being poor drivers. Indeed, the car accident rate for teen drivers remains unacceptably high, even with the warnings that adults dole out on a regular basis.

Baseball season begins with fan's accident in guard rail fall

New Jersey residents might not like the Mets or the Toronto Blue Jays, but what recently happened to a fan at a baseball game between those teams impacts sports fans everywhere. Why? Because sports fans pay money to watch a game and have a good time. They should be reasonably safe while on the premises of a sports arena.

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