Category Archives: Wrongful Death
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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An Ocean Township man recently died after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred in mid-afternoon on September 7 on Route 440. The trucker smashed into the back of a Hyundai Sonata and jackknifed, striking two other vehicles. The driver of the Sonata was pushed into the back of another vehicle and was pronounced dead an hour later. The truck driver was charged with driving under the influence. Other drivers were treated for minor injuries. Prior to the accident, a witness called 911 to report the truck driver’s erratic driving. Causes of Truck Accidents Many truck accidents occur due to the actions of other drivers, but not all of them. There are certain characteristics inherent to the trucking industry that can lead to accidents. These can include things like inadequate training with regard to driving technique or safety concerns. Drivers are sometimes incentivized to drive faster or falsify their…
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Troy Gentry of the popular country music group Montgomery Gentry has died. The band, known for songs like “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me,” consisted of Gentry and Eddie Montgomery, younger brother of ‘90s superstar John Michael Montgomery. Over the past 17 years, the group became one of country music’s most successful acts, with millions in album sales, more than 25 charting songs and ending Brooks and Dunn’s eight-year reign as CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year. Gentry was taking a helicopter tour of the area near a resort where he was set to play a concert on the night of September 8. While flying with pilot James Evan Robinson, something went wrong. Both Robinson and Gentry died. Mechanical error may be the cause of the crash. Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie, and his daughters, Kaylee and Taylor. Aviation Accidents in New Jersey Pilot…
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