You’re driving down a New Jersey road and you see a stop sign up ahead. You slow down, look both ways and, seeing no one, continue through the intersection. Behind you, lights and sirens. Why?
What you have just done is known as a “rolling stop”—and in New Jersey, it is illegal. Read the rest »
Hollywood has glamorized street racing, and the reality is that this dangerous and illegal pastime has become a risky hobby for some New Jersey drivers.
When you consider the typical ages and mindset of these drivers, it is easy to see that the adrenaline rush masks the very real dangers involved—not only to the drivers, but also to innocent bystanders. Read the rest »
Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident is complicated enough without the added stress when the cause of the accident is another family member. If someone in your household hits your property (or you) with a vehicle, what happens? Read the rest »
According 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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If 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.
Each accident is different, and any number of potential parties may be responsible for your injuries: Read the rest »
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 »
School 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 »
Fall 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 »
Emergency 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 NJ.com, 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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According to an article posted on NJ.com, 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 »