A 36-year-old high school teacher was reportedly involved in an accident that severely injured a Bergen County police officer. The accident occurred on Route 46 in Lodi at 2 a.m. on April 21 after the officer had pulled over to help another officer who was having trouble with a radio.
A car accident that occurred on Route 46 on April 19 left a Bergen County Police Officer with life-threatening injuries. According to the report, the crash was caused by a 36-year-old male teacher at Lodi High School.
The New Jersey Attorney General used the phrase "distracted driver decade" to describe the 10 years from 2004 to 2013, a period which saw 1.4 million motor vehicle accidents caused by driver inattention. Driver inattention was reportedly a major factor in more than 1,600 traffic fatalities over the same ten years. And the problem is getting worse, not better.
A 22-year-old Toms River woman died in a car accident on the Garden State Parkway recently. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man. That driver and two other passengers were taken to a medical center in Neptune after the crash.