In the early morning hours of May 1, a car allegedly ran a red light at an intersection in Newark, New Jersey, colliding with a transit bus. The collision caused a number of injuries to both the occupants of the car and the bus.
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.
According the New Jersey law enforcement, a 41-year-old man from Thorofare was arrested after a fatal head-on motor vehicle accident left a 23-year-old woman dead and two others injured. The incident occurred on Jan. 27 around 11:30 p.m. on Route 206 in Shamong. The man was driving a Ford pick-up when he slammed into a 27-year-old's Saturn. The passenger who died was trapped inside the Saturn, and emergency responders had to extricate her from the vehicle.
New Jersey residents may be unaware of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning distracted driving. According to the federal agency, distracted driving can be caused by a number of circumstances, including using a cellphone, texting while driving or eating in the car. Texting while driving may be one of the most dangerous types of distractions.
A 45-year-old Mt. Arlington man may have been driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed head-on into another vehicle in Frankford on Dec. 24. New Jersey State Police said they found suspected narcotics in his car.
A Honda sedan crashed into a building in Ridgefield around 1:30 a.m. on July 24, killing one occupant of the vehicle and seriously injuring the driver and another passenger. All three victims were taken to the hospital where one passenger, a 20-year-old man, was declared dead.