Imagine walking into the local supermarket to pick up a few items. As you head toward the dairy aisle, you suddenly find yourself on the ground. Instead of standing up, brushing yourself off, and quickly moving away in embarrassment, look around and assess the situation. Your fall may not have occurred due to clumsiness. It may have been caused by a wet floor, a loose tile or a badly placed product display.
New Jersey was the first state to criminalize drowsy driving. But has it helped? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that sleep-deprived drivers are responsible for 100,000 car accidents pet year. Those accidents injure over 70,000 people and kill approximately 1,500 people.
It fair to say most parents and caregivers are kept busy trying to keep up with their active children. When the children are very young, this activity, along with a child's inability to understand choices and consequences, can result in them placing themselves in dangerous situations, seemingly in a split second. These dangerous situations can lead to serious injuries, and in the worst cases even death.
Drivers in New Jersey who are concerned about driving safety may be interested in statistics about holidays and dangerous driving. Data collected from various sources single out certain periods of the year that are the most dangerous for driving.
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.
New Jersey motorists may be interested in learning more about what do to when they become involved in an accident caused by another party. Even though each motorist is responsible for contacting their own insurer, the driver who is apparently at fault may be reluctant to do so. If the crash is caused by the other driver, motorists are advised to obtain vital information and take pictures as evidence for filing a claim.
An elderly man was severely hurt following a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey on April 16. The driver accused of the accident was subsequently detained by police and was charged with several offenses, including leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and assault by auto, according to reports.
Commuters in northern New Jersey may have been affected by an accident caused by a man who fell asleep behind the wheel on April 6. The incident occurred nearby mile marker 168.5 on the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to police, there were four vehicles involved in the Woodcliff Lake wreck. The man who caused the crash is a 71-year-old male resident of New York City.
As many New Jersey drivers may know, sleepiness is often involved in car accidents. According to a joint effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Institutes of Health, sleepiness may cause crashes as a result of driver impairment.
According to authorities with the New Jersey State Police, a 77-year-old man was killed when a tire detached from another vehicle, striking his vehicle and causing a four-vehicle accident. Reportedly, the accident happened on I-80 near Denville around 7:00 p.m.