If New Jersey police determine that the driver of a vehicle that caused a car accident was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this can lead to the individual facing criminal charges. If an individual dies as a result of the car accident, this can further add the criminal and civil liability for the driver suspected of being under the influence if those allegations are proved in court. A man, who already is facing criminal charges as a result of an accident, now faces vehicular homicide charges after one of the occupants of another other vehicle succumbed to her injuries.
Every time we get into a motor vehicle operated by another person, we put our trust and faith in the driver to obey the rules of the road. Each driver in New Jersey owes a duty of reasonable care to others in or near the roadway, and that includes the passengers in the driver's own vehicle. Unfortunately, trust and faith is sometimes misplaced, and the car accident that sometimes results can have tragic consequences.
Accidents involving motorcycles are often more devastating and deadly than accidents involving more secure, enclosed vehicles. One recent motorcycle accident is still under investigation by New Jersey State Police after it was confirmed that the motorcyclist died as a result of the crash. Recent reports indicate only that a motorcycle and car collided, and that one person died.
Two New Jersey residents were injured recently on the same day, both in Gloucester Township, in unrelated accidents. The first pedestrian accident occurred in the evening hours at the crossways of Kelly Drivers Lane and Blackwood-Clementon Road. A 56-year-old man was crossing one of the roads when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to Cooper Hospital with critical injuries.
While the physical attributes of trucks are known for being dangerous in collisions, it is not always the truck driver who is at fault for causing the truck accident. One recent such truck accident serves as a possible case in point. It resulted in the death of a New Jersey man and apparent injury to another.