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New Jersey Officer Dies in a Hit and Run Accident

Last month, a man was traveling southbound on his way home to New Jersey from New York around 3 a.m. when he suddenly hit another vehicle. Both vehicles split, and the man pulled over onto the highway’s left shoulder. The other vehicle was disabled and incapable of being driven out of the right center lane. The man exited his car to assist the disabled vehicle when he was suddenly struck by a 2008 Infinity that blew through the center lane between the two cars. The Infinity did not stop. However, the hit and run driver was tracked down five hours later. Later, the man who was struck would be identified as an off-duty New York police officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. What Do I Do in a Hit-and-Run Accident? In New Jersey, drivers who are involved in a car accident have a duty to stop. It doesn’t…
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Police Officer Pleads Guilty to North Brunswick Accident that Killed One

A North Brunswick police officer admitted in court on November 13 to joyriding on duty in a sports car that killed his passenger and fellow officer in August of 2008 in Middlesex County. Keith Buckley pleaded guilty to official misconduct and admitted to driving a high-powered Dodge Viper on August 12, 2008 while on duty and “intentionally speeding.” Buckley was joyriding with fellow officer Christopher Zerby while on duty when he lost control of the rented sports car on Route 130 and collided into a utility pole. Zerby was killed in the accident. Buckley had borrowed the car from his brother to drive it during lunchtime. Buckley is now charged with two indictments of second-degree vehicular homicide and official misconduct. A 19-year veteran of the force at the time of the collision, Buckley must forfeit the right to hold public office or a public job, resign from the police department…
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Route 70 Manchester Township Accident Injures 4

Four people were injured in a Manchester Township four-vehicle accident on October 31 on Route 70 when one vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic. The accident occurred around 12:42 p.m. near mile marker 41.5 and, according to authorities, the exact cause for the accident is still under investigation. According to police Capt. Lisa Parker, a Honda Civic heading west on Route 70 crossed the centerline of the road, causing a head-on collision with a Subaru heading east. A Ford van heading west and a Buick heading east were also involved in the collision. The driver of the Honda that drove into traffic suffered severe internal injuries and leg fractures in the collision and was taken to a nearby hospital via medevac helicopter. The driver of the Subaru that was struck head-on suffered a head injury that also required him to be flown via medevac helicopter. The driver of the Ford van…
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