Category Archives: Car Accidents

Car accidents kill millions of people each year and can be caused by a number of factors, including drunk driving, distracted driving and reckless driving.

New Tech is Reducing Car Accident Rate, But May Encourage Risky Driving

New studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that new technology is leading to a reduction in car accidents. But is this new tech also encouraging risky behaviors on the road? The two technologies mentioned in the studies are lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Lane departure warning tech alerts a driver when a vehicle is about to leave its lane. The tech comes in many forms, from simple sound alerts to ones that react and steer away from danger. Blind spot detection provides drivers with sensors and cameras that can help the driver see things outside of their usual range of vision. How Much Are These Technologies Reducing Car Accidents? The study suggests that lane departure warning technology lowers rates of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes by 11 percent. The tech reduces injury rates from the same types of crashes by 21 percent. Using these…
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Who Do I Call to Report Injuries from a Car Crashing into My Train?

Trains and subways provide a valuable service to millions of people every year. New Jersey Transit is the largest public transit system in the country, carrying thousands daily to various locations in New Jersey and New York. And tragically, many passengers and bystanders die in train-related accidents every year. New Jersey has a history of train accidents going all the way back to 1833, when the first train accident with fatalities occurred here. There are roughly a dozen train accidents that happen in the state every year, including collisions and derailments. And according to the Federal Railroad Administration, these numbers are on the rise. In June, 14 people suffered injuries after a car crashed into the light rail in Jersey City. The driver was cited for failure to observe signs and for reckless driving. The incident comes a month and a half after four Jersey City firefighters were injured in…
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Over One Dozen Students Injured in NJ Bus Accident

In early June, an accident involving two school buses left 17 third-graders with minor injuries. According to reports, nearly 90 students were on their way to Museum Village in upstate New York for a field trip when debris in the roadway caused one bus to lose control. The bus was rear-ended by another bus, shattering windows and leading to the children’s injuries. Emergency responders evaluated the health of the students after the bus accident and described the injuries as very minor, mostly cuts, bumps and bruises, but given the size of the buses involved, it could easily have been worse. School Bus Accident Brings to Light Differences in New Jersey Law New Jersey is one of the only states in the nation that requires all school buses to be equipped with three-point seat belts. Why is it that most states do not have such a requirement? Wouldn’t seat belts make…
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