Based on recent crash data, a compilation of 10 sections of New Jersey highways have been flagged as the most crash prone. Some areas are near retail stores, such as Route 22 in Union Township. Others are vacation routes, such as beachgoers driving through Toms River via Route 37.
Even if a victim of head trauma seems to have recovered, a recent article reminds us that this type of injury can have a long-term impact.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a safety campaign this past spring, called the National Safety Stand-Down. Designed to prevents falls in construction, the initiative emphasized the importance of equipment inspections, having rescue plans in place, and identifying potential workplace hazards.
Across the nation, accidents involving large trucks, or those with a gross weight over 10,000 pounds, comprise about 10 percent of accidents. However, the massive forces generated by the sheer size of such large trucks often translate into serious or catastrophic injuries for occupants in the other vehicles. Indeed, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash data indicates that over two-thirds of those injured or killed after a truck accident were occupants in the other vehicles.