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A Pattern Emerges? NJ Man Suffers Injury after Hammer Crashes Through Windshield

We blogged a few weeks ago about a tragic incident on New Jersey roads, when a 50 pound dumbbell came crashing through a man’s windshield. The incident caused injuries that would later prove to be fatal. Another incident with uncanny parallels occurred on January 26 on the Garden State Parkway. Around 3:30pm near milepost 134.3, a driver in a Lexus ES3 was injured when a hammer came flying through his windshield. He did not require medical attention and only sustained minor injuries. However, as we’ve seen, it could very easily have been worse. Police do not know whether the hammer had fallen off a vehicle or if it had been intentionally thrown from a vehicle or dropped from a nearby overpass. It is not known whether the two incidents are connected, though there are obvious similarities. Assigning Fault When Flying Debris in the Roads Causes Injury Especially in situations where…
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What is the Most Dangerous Road in New Jersey?

In February, the former Miss New Jersey spun out while travelling north on Route 55 and smashed into two trees. She held on while in critical condition, but later died. Since her tragic death, four other lives have been claimed by Route 55 and many have been injured this year, including a woman who crashed into a tree while going northbound and died on the scene. A few weeks later, a prisoner transport van crashed into another car and killed one inmate, while three others were injured. Most recently, a 31-year-old man’s truck flipped over while turning and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Why is Route 55 a Dangerous Road? On Route 55, there is a point where four lanes turn into the two-lane Route 47 and this is where drivers prepare to pump the brakes. And while this explains the traffic jams, it doesn’t explain why so…
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Teaneck Driver Discovers Consequences of Road Rage

In 2012, two SUVs were driving erratically on Garden State Parkway, near Route 17. The Honda SUV was tailgating a Chevy SUV when the driver tried to pass in the exit lane. According to a police report, witnesses claimed both of the vehicles were speeding, making frequent lane changes and tailgating each other. The Honda driver lost control and swerved off the road, struck a metal guard rail and rolled over into oncoming traffic. The Honda struck the Chevy while it was rolling over and both of the cars struck another guard rail. Upon impact, a passenger was ejected from the Honda and later died from her injuries. One of the drivers was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the other is awaiting sentencing. Why is Road Rage Dangerous? It can be particularly annoying when another driver cuts you off, is driving below the…
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