Auto Accident

Who is Responsible For Intersection Accidents in New Jersey?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 17, 2016

accident-intersectionAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents very often occur at intersections. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a driver and/or someone injured in an accident is beneficial.

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Who’s To Blame For Your New Jersey Intersection Accident?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 29, 2016

intersection-accidentIf you are involved in a car accident in New Jersey, there’s a good chance that it took place at an intersection. With thousands of crossroads and high volume intersections scattered across the state, it’s not uncommon for motor vehicle accidents to occur at these locations. These accidents include pedestrian and cyclist knockdowns as well as collisions with other motorized vehicles.  In fact, the New Jersey State Police estimates that over 100 intersection accidents occur each day across the state.

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Leading Causes of New Jersey Car Accidents

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 13, 2016

Millions of automobile accidents occur in the United States each year. There is a high likelihood that at some point most of us will be involved in one type of motor vehicle accident or another. Injuries that occur in car accidents range in their severity. Regardless of the extent of the injuries, those who are hurt in a car accident should see a doctor as soon as possible to assess the extent of the injuries and to document the conditions and how they were sustained.

Most car accidents in New Jersey happen on county or municipal roads, and not the highways. Rear end collisions tend to be the most prevalent types of accidents. Other common types of accidents occur on blind curves, involve parked vehicles or fixed objects, or occur when one vehicle sideswipes another in an attempt to pass on either side. Read the rest »

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New Jersey School Bus Accident Claims Two Lives

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on December 20, 2015

New Jersey School Bus CrashSchool bus accidents can be quite significant.  Even when no children are on board, a bus collision can result in catastrophic injuries. It comes down to a difference in size.  School buses are heavy machines that are often five to six times larger and heavier than most other motor vehicles on the road. Even at slow speeds, a full sized bus can cause terrible damage and severe injuries in an accident. This was the case recently in Southampton Township, New Jersey.

The collision took place along Pemberton and Ridge Roads. A Volkswagen with two occupants veered into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a Lenape High School bus.  The two occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Eight of the twenty students on board the bus were transported to Virtua Hospital for treatment of injuries. Read the rest »

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Tips for New Jersey Cold Weather Driving

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on September 30, 2015

Bad Weather DrivingFall is here and Winter is around the corner. New Jersey is one of the states that experiences the weather of all four seasons. The differing weather, from one season to another, affects our daily lives (health, employment, vehicle condition, and even the heating and cooling costs for our homes). During periods of inclement Fall and Winter weather we should be cognizant of the demands made upon our vehicles, as well as of the precautions we should take to operate our vehicles in a safe manner. Read the rest »

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Man In Critical Condition After Auto Garage Accident

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 7, 2015

Auto Garage AccidentEmergency medical workers were called just before 9:30 a.m. on July 14, 2015, to a garage in Blackwood, New Jersey, after a 29 year-old automobile mechanic became trapped beneath a vehicle he was repairing. Initially reported on, the Lumberton, New Jersey man was performing repair work at Rossco’s Collision Auto Body Repair Shop, when the recreational vehicle he was working under fell on top of him. Fellow mechanics were able to pull the injured man out from under the vehicle before paramedics arrived on the scene. Once stabilized, the man was transported to Cooper University Hospital’s trauma center where he underwent emergency medical treatment. As of the evening of July 14, 2015, the man was still listed in critical condition.
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Brick, New Jersey Woman Using Cell Phone While Driving Causes Injury Accident

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 4, 2013

According to an article posted on, a 19-year-old woman from Brick, New Jersey, hit two stopped vehicles as the result of texting while driving. She was taken to the hospital with internal chest and stomach injuries and two occupants of one of the struck vehicles were also transported to the hospital and treated for shoulder, arm, and leg injuries.

The woman had been using her cell phone while driving her 2002 Mazda Tribute eastbound along Route 70 when she crossed onto the westbound side and struck a 2007 Acura MDX, which was stopped at a red light. The impact pushed the Acura into a 1999 Cadillac DeVille, which was also stopped at the light. The driver of the Mazda was issued citations for using a wireless telephone to text while driving, and careless driving. Read the rest »

New Jersey Car Accident Caused by Driver Using GPS, Sussex County Woman Sentenced

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on May 23, 2011

Using a GPS (global positioning system) while driving may seem somewhat innocuous, but a recent New Jersey vehicle accident emphasizes that the use of navigational devices while driving can be dangerous and result in serious consequences.

According to The Star-Ledger, a Sussex County woman has been sentenced to three years’ probation for causing a head-on car accident while she tried to enter an address into her vehicle’s GPS. The 40-year-old woman is required to participate in 100 hours of community service and her driver’s license has been revoked for 90 days. Read the rest »

Toddler Succumbs to Head Injuries from Newark Police Chase Auto Accident

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on April 19, 2011

An auto accident in Newark that stemmed from a police chase resulted in the death of a 14-month-old girl on Saturday, April 9. A Star-Ledger article reports that before the fatal accident, a red Jeep was being pursued by police for many blocks after it matched the description of a stolen vehicle involved in a robbery and shooting incident. However, when the officer saw the suspects driving dangerously, they claim to have stopped the chase for concerns over safety.

The Jeep proceeded to speed the wrong way down a street, crashing into a Cadillac, which then hit a 40-year-old woman, her 10-year-old son, and her 14-month-old niece as they were crossing South 18th Street at 18th Avenue a little before 7:30 p.m. on April 7. The toddler was discovered after the crash on the pavement between the two vehicles. She died from serious head trauma and the three pedestrians, as well as the Cadillac motorist, were transported to and received treatment at University Hospital, only to be later released. Read the rest »

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles Over Cruise Control System Flaw

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on April 18, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling specific model year 2000-2002 M-Class and model year 2000-2004 M-Class AMG vehicles. According to the NHTSA vehicle recall alert, approximately 136,751 vehicles are being recalled because of a problem with cruise control that could lead to difficulty or delay in disengaging cruise control, therefore, increasing the chances of a motor vehicle accident.

Mercedes-Benz discovered that under some circumstances, use of the brake pedal in affected vehicles may not automatically deactivate cruise control as anticipated by a motorist. Even though other ways of disengaging cruise control are completely functional, a driver may still experience problems reducing the speed of a vehicle. For example, the degree of force required to undo cruise control to reduce the speed of the car may have to be greater than a motorist expects. Read the rest »

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