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Tractor-Trailer Accident in NJ Leaves One Dead

In late November, a driver was killed in New Jersey in an accident involving the tractor-trailer he was driving. The collision occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, between 3:50 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. According to reports, the tractor-trailer left the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area. When the tractor-trailer left the road, it struck a Hyundai Accent before overturning and catching fire. The two people in the Hyundai were injured as well, one seriously. What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies in a Tractor-Trailer Accident? The death of a loved one is a devastating thing, even more so when it happens during an entirely preventable accident. Any number of factors can contribute to a trucking accident, including defective equipment, a trucking company’s failure to inspect and maintain, driver error and more. If your…
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What Are the Deadliest Train Accidents in NJ History?

Riding on a train is, statistically, much safer than driving a car. But that does not mean that nothing ever goes wrong on New Jersey rail lines. Here are some of the deadliest train accidents in New Jersey across the last century. 1904 – A chartered Erie Railroad train from Hoboken to Greenwood Lake stopped near a water tower in Midvale (now Wanaque). No signal was sent to warn other trains that the Erie Railroad train was stopped. Another train smashed into the rear of the special, killing 17 people and injuring 40. 1906 – Due to an error in the operation of a drawbridge, three train cars derailed near Atlantic City and tumbled into a creek. Fifty-three people died. 1911 – In Martin’s Creek near the Delaware River, an excursion train headed to Washington, D.C. hit an oil tank on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which coated the cars in oil….
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Car Accidents Plague New Jersey Roads during Holidays

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents on New Jersey roads, this holiday season has already proven deadly. The weekend before Thanksgiving saw four people killed and another critically injured in a series of accidents taking place within 24 hours of one another. One woman, a 69-year-old living in Brooklyn, died crossing a road when she was hit by a 2008 Ford Explorer. Another woman, 80-years-old, was hit while walking across New Hampshire Avenue in Toms River. A 46-year-old East Brunswick man died after the vehicle he was riding in as a passenger left Route 18 in Colts Neck and struck a tree by the Normandy Road Bridge. The driver of the vehicle survived with only minor injuries. In another wreck in Middlesex County township, a person died in a car accident near James Avenue. That investigation is still ongoing. In Paterson, another driver was ejected from a vehicle and…
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