Just as Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Accordingly, people throughout the state of New Jersey get together for one last hurrah before the leaves begin to fall. Sometimes these parties are large events.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a "significant increase" in traffic fatalities for the first three months of 2012, as compared to the same period last year. Over 7,600 people lost their lives, a 13.5 percent increase, in first quarter 2012.
Regular readers of this blog know that we routinely write posts on traffic accidents involving only motor vehicles that result in injuries. Of course one does not need to be an occupant of a car to be involved in serious traffic accident in New Jersey however. When struck by cars, pedestrians are often seriously hurt.
Car accidents happen. That is a reality in today's society, not only in the Somerville area, but throughout the nation. Sometimes they involve not another vehicle, but rather a pedestrian. Whatever the circumstances surrounding an auto accident involving a pedestrian, the failure to stop after the collision makes what is usually already a bad situation, even worse. Sadly, pedestrian hit-and-run accidents occur much more often than most realize.
Can you imagine a world without trucks? While many would likely welcome fewer vehicles on the road, few would probably want to live without the many goods their use makes conveniently available for us all. That said, all would probably be happy if the number of truck accidents on New Jersey roads would decrease.