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.
New Jersey residents might be interested to learn about a new study looking into teenage driving distractions. Researchers at Oregon State University say that about 40 percent of teenagers who were surveyed admitted that they send or receive text messages while they drive. The findings are apparently positive, as some earlier studies had showed higher percentages.
Mounting evidence collected from accident reports shows a link between distracted drivers and accidents. Distractions include eating behind the wheel, texting, checking email, looking at a navigation device and talking on mobile devices.
A Jackson man was critically injured after the SUV he was riding in was struck head-on by another vehicle in Franklin. The accident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Franklin Avenue near Norma Avenue.
Three people died because of a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Jan. 22. The one-vehicle crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Cherry Hill Township.
New Jersey drivers may have the ability to communicate with other drivers around them, according to a report released on Jan. 6. In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that they were rolling out communication technologies that would allow small vehicles, including passenger cars and pickup trucks, to communicate with each other.
In October, prosecutors concluded that a driver who was believed to have caused a fatal accident in New Jersey was speeding and was distracted at the time the collision took place. The crash occurred on Aug. 19 in Freehold when the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta crossed into the oncoming lanes and collided with another car.
One person died, and three suffered injuries in a New Jersey collision on Aug. 8. Emergency responders had to cut the roof off one of the vehicles involved to extricate the deceased victim of the car accident. Police declined to release the identities of the man who died and the woman who was riding with him.
A three-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike resulted in the death of one man on June 13. The deceased car accident victim, a 45-year-old man, was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended at a tollbooth by another car. Police closed three toll lanes on the Turnpike for several hours after the accident in order to conduct their investigation.