A two-car accident in Franklinville on July 28 killed one person after his car landed in a pond, while another car burst into flames, slammed into a tree and was cut in half. New Jersey police say the two drivers were believed to be traveling at high rates of speed in the same direction. A neighbor said Grant and Jackson avenues, where the accident occurred, are popular with street racers.
An accident that occurred in New Jersey involving three cars resulted in one person being transported to the hospital. According to Chatham police, a 2013 BMW that was being driven by a 61-year-old man traveling west on Main Street at approximately 2:14 in the afternoon struck a 2012 Cadillac that was stopped in traffic, driven by a 58-year-old woman. The impact of the collision caused the woman's Cadillac to collide with the Dodge that was in front of it, driven by a 19-year-old man.
A drunk driver was taken into custody by Andover Township police on July 12th. The New Jersey man was charged with drunk driving when he allegedly left the scene of an accident which resulted in two flat tires.
New Jersey drivers may be interested to hear that Honda and Volvo are actively seeking design changes for their vehicles that would make an auto accident more survivable for a pedestrian. These safety advances, including breakaway wipers, engines that absorb impact energy and exterior airbags, among others, are designed to keep a pedestrian from hitting the windshield.
A motorcycle passenger who was critically injured in a crash involving a trash truck in Williamstown has filed a lawsuit against the Monroe Township. The passenger, from Atco, was on the back of a motorcycle driven by a Williamstown resident in April 2011. The pair was involved in a motorcycle accident with a vehicle from Monroe Township Public Works. The accident transpired on Sunset and Holly Avenues in Williamstown. The township employee allegedly backed down Holly Avenue, a one-way street, then crossed over Sunset Avenue, which may have caused the accident.