A young athlete from New Jersey who performed with a professional jump roping team died after being hit by a car. A few months ago, the boy had appeared with his team on The Tonight Show. The show even released a statement mourning the boy's tragic death.
A head-on collision on a neighborhood street in Camden County left four people dead. Three of the victims were family members, and the other victim was a neighbor of the family who lived just down the street and was traveling alone. In addition to the deaths, two other people were critically injured. The condition of the two people who were injured was described as "stable."
A terrifying car accident recently occurred in New Jersey that cost one Ocean Township man his life. The 45-year-old victim was driving a sport utility vehicle on Route 440 in New Jersey when his vehicle was involved in a multi-vehicle crash. The crash began when a tractor-trailer collided with the back of a sedan and then jackknifed, leading to the involvement of several other vehicles including the SUV driven by the victim who lost his life.
A previous post here discussed the dangers that distracted driving presents on the highways and roads of Camden County and throughout both the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey. Of course, very few motorists these days are going to come out and admit, after causing an injury in an accident, that they were using their phone, eating, tuning the radio or otherwise not watching the road at the time of an accident. Many do so to stay out of trouble since they do not want a ticket, a criminal charge or even higher insurance premiums.
Distracted driving is a problem in New Jersey and every other state in the country. It happens when a driver engages in an activity that is not necessary for driving and that takes the driver's attention away from the road. Distractions come in many forms, including but not limited to texting and driving, talking on a cellphone while driving, eating and drinking, speaking with passengers, attending to personal grooming and other activities.
A New Jersey woman is now facing charges in connection with a fatal accident that occurred in Camden County earlier this year. The charges include driving under the influence and "death by auto."
One's daily commute can be scary. After all, the road is littered with fatigued truckers, distracted motorists, and those who are intoxicated. Any one of these individuals can make a mistake that can cause serious damage to themselves and others around them, including innocent and defenseless motorists. As researchers continue to study car accidents, their causes, and how they can be prevented, many continue to find themselves surprised.