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Tree Falls on NJ Woman; Saves Her Life?

Having a tree fall on you probably doesn’t sound like a good experience, but it may have saved a New Jersey woman’s life. The woman, a Middlesex County resident, was clearing some snow off her car when a tree crashed down onto her SUV. She was trapped beneath the tree for several minutes as neighbors rushed to her aid, but were unable to remove the tree. Fortunately, a fire station was right around the corner, and she was soon rescued and taken to the hospital. While receiving treatment for some cuts and back pain, doctors discovered something – an undisclosed medical issue that needed attention sooner rather than later. So, in a weird way, the woman may owe her life to a fallen tree. “Maybe that’s why God smacked her with a tree,” her husband said. “It’s sort of a blessing in disguise.” Mysterious ways, indeed. Can Property Owners Be…
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Wal-Mart Driver Responsible for Tracy Morgan Truck Accident Enters Plea

In June of 2014, a devastating truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan with a serious brain injury. The driver of the truck failed to slow down despite signs warning of construction on the road, and slammed into the back of Morgan’s limo van. During the investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, it was discovered that the driver had been driving for 28 hours prior to the accident, without sleep. While he previously plead not guilty to charges related to the accident, he recently accepted a plea bargain that would keep him out of jail. If the driver completes 300 hours of community service and participates in a three-year pre-trial intervention program, the courts will dismiss his charges and expunge his record. Drowsy Driving Is as Bad as Drunk Driving According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in…
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A Fatal Truck Crash in New Jersey Has Drawn Attention to This Dangerous Road

Last month, a car merged into the left lane on Interstate 78 East and smashed into a truck hauling a trailer. The truck rolled several times and struck a New Jersey Department of Transportation truck. A passenger was killed, while a separate driver and a passenger both sustained serious injuries in this fatal truck crash. Not two weeks prior, a truck driver smashed into a bridge abutment on the same stretch of highway. The truck caught fire and the driver was pronounced dead on the scene. Why is Interstate 78 Dangerous? There is a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 78 extending up to the Interstate 278 interchange that five people have died on in the last six months. Already, this an increase from the total number of accidents on this road in 2015. From 1997 to 2014, there was a total of 13,336 accidents, 2,029 reported injuries and 99 people who…
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