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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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Sport utility vehicles have a reputation for being generally safer than standard passenger cars. But don’t be fooled – SUVs are certainly better at protecting passengers from car accidents, but carry some hidden dangers of their own. On New Year’s Day, a driver on the Garden State Parkway was seriously injured when his SUV rolled over unexpectedly. The vehicle then caught fire, and the driver was rushed to nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Was it a defect in the vehicle that caused the rollover? The investigation is ongoing, but even if there was nothing wrong with the car, SUVs do have a greater risk of rolling due to the high center-of-gravity, narrower track width and some SUV designs. Rollover Accident Stats In the United States, there are approximately 11,000 fatal rollover accidents per year. Only around 2 percent of motor vehicle accidents involve rollovers. However, a stunning 35 percent…
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Hit-and-run injuries are often devastating, leaving victims with catastrophic injuries such as lacerations, bruises, broken bones, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. And when the perpetrator flees, this often leaves the victims with little recourse in the way of seeking damages from the at-fault party. With this in mind, New Jersey lawmakers are looking to adopt an emergency alert system to identify and apprehend hit-and-run offenders. Working much like the Amber and Silver alerts, the yellow “Zack Alert” would broadcast messages about the location of a hit-and-run accident, allowing the public to assist in locating the perpetrators of hit-and-run injuries. Systems like this are in place in several U.S. states, including California, Colorado, Maryland, Wisconsin and Nevada. The bill, A4184, known as Zackhary’s Law, after Zackhary Simmons of Ramsey, N.J., who died in June after a hit-and-run accident. What Do I Do After a Hit and Run? Seek medical attention….
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