A 33-year-old resident of New Jersey who was working as a conductor on a derailed Amtrak train has filed a lawsuit against Amtrak for serious injuries he claims to have suffered in the fatal accident on May 12. The man was on a break to use the restroom when the incident occurred. His injuries from the crash include broken shoulders, a broken back and a broken neck.
According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, many changes need to be made to improve trucker safety. Such changes include anti-collision technology, better hours for truckers and better regulation of companies with high accident rates. These are among 100 recommendations that the NTSB says have been ignored despite fatality rates increasing over the past several years.
An accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in the morning rush hour left 10 people injured on Dec. 17. An investigation into why the crash happened is ongoing, and no charges have been filed as of the time of this report.
A crash on the New Jersey Turnpike resulted in death for one of the truckers involved when three semitrailers collided and caught fire the evening of Nov. 18. Although no charges or citations have been issued as of this report, a New Jersey State Police representative said the investigation is ongoing. The trucker who died in the crash was reportedly from Clayton, Delaware.
Despite initial assurances from Wal-Mart that they would take full responsibility for the New Jersey accident that injured Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger in the limousine in which they were riding, a responsive filing by the retailer in the federal lawsuit partly blamed both Morgan and the other injured passengers for failing to wear their seat belts. The filing was made in response to a federal lawsuit initiated by Morgan in July following the fatal crash that occurred in June.
A Sept. 26 accident in New Jersey left one person dead and hospitalized another. According to authorities, the Teaneck incident occurred at about 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at the Interstate 80 junction.
Around 4 a.m. in November 2012, a 61-year-old man was in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. At the same time, a driver for Academy Bus Lines was preparing for his day of transporting passengers between various parking lots and airport terminals. On his way through one parking lot, the bus driver reportedly struck and ran over the victim.
On Aug. 27, a dump truck traveling east on Interstate 280 in New Jersey crashed into several other vehicles, one of which burst into flames, killing all three occupants. According to police, the accident happened around 10:30a.m in East Orange.
A fiery crash killed three people and injured four others on Interstate 280 in East Orange. The accident involved a tractor-trailer truck that was hauling garbage and five other passenger vehicles. It happened at about 10:30 a.m. on August 27 in the eastbound lanes.
A New Jersey man died in a collision in Lawrence that sent his car into a lake on July 17. Police filed charges against the driver of the dump truck involved in the commercial vehicle accident the following day. Police charged the man with driving while intoxicated at that time, but that charge may be dismissed once they receive the results of a toxicology test.