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Beware! These Dangerous Toys Can Cause Injury and Death!

The consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as WATCH, releases an annual report warning parents of the year’s most dangerous toys. It is intended to make parents aware of hazards presented by these toys, keeping them informed while they do their holiday shopping. Recently, WATCH released its Top 10 Worst Toys of 2017 report. Here are the ten toys listed on the list, and why they made the top 10: Hallmark “Itty Bitty’s” Baby Stacking Toy. This toy presents a choking hazard due to multiple small parts. Pull Along Pony. Due to a looped string used to pull the plastic pony along, this toy can present a strangulation hazard. Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword. The sword, from the popular superhero movie, can inflict blunt force injuries on children and can cause injuries to the eyes. Hand Fidgetz Spinners. Popularly known as a fidget spinner, this hot toy has…
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Tractor-Trailer Accident in NJ Leaves One Dead

In late November, a driver was killed in New Jersey in an accident involving the tractor-trailer he was driving. The collision occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, between 3:50 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. According to reports, the tractor-trailer left the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area. When the tractor-trailer left the road, it struck a Hyundai Accent before overturning and catching fire. The two people in the Hyundai were injured as well, one seriously. What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies in a Tractor-Trailer Accident? The death of a loved one is a devastating thing, even more so when it happens during an entirely preventable accident. Any number of factors can contribute to a trucking accident, including defective equipment, a trucking company’s failure to inspect and maintain, driver error and more. If your…
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What Are the Deadliest Train Accidents in NJ History?

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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