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Woman hit by drunk driver on sidewalk

A woman was recently ran down by a drunk driver in a swerving vehicle as she stood on the sidewalk in Rutherfield, New Jersey. She sustained serious injuries and is still in critical condition. A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with DWI, according to the Bergen County prosecutor's office.

New Jersey man charged in fatal drunk driving accident

A 20-year-old man from New Jersey has been charged with vehicular homicide as a result of an accident in northern New Jersey that left two men dead and two other men seriously wounded. The man was allegedly speeding when the crash occurred in Maplewood. The man crashed into another car after he disregarded a stop sign.

Woman claims she didn't understand DUI charges

People from New Jersey and other states are watching as a Florida woman who, now 30, is requesting a jury trial and wants to renounce her no contest plea in a case that involved the death of a military man. She received a sentence of 25 years in prison after the soldier was killed in an auto accident. In addition, she was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of $70,000 to the man's family.

NTSB recommends lower blood alcohol level

On May 14, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that all 50 states, including New Jersey, adopt a uniformed blood-alcohol content (BAC) cutoff level of 0.05 percent. Majority of the states use a standard 0.08 percent BAC for adults. The NTSB, which advocates safety issues and investigates transportation accidents, recommended the new standard to create tighter standards to end drunk driving, which accounts for approximately one-third of road deaths in the United States.

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New Jersey truck accident sends one to hospital New Jersey State Police reported that an automotive accident occurred on Interstate 295. The truck accident occurred after a tractor-trailer impacted with a car. The accident occurred early in the morning near exit 52A and Columbus Road from the northbound side of the roadway.

New Jersey truck accident sends one to hospital

New Jersey State Police reported that an automotive accident occurred on Interstate 295. The truck accident occurred after a tractor-trailer impacted with a car.

Man charged in hit-and-run pedestrian accident

A 21-year-old New Jersey man faces multiple charges in relation to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that took place early on the morning of March 17. The incident took place near the Nechanic Inn on Woodfern Road. According to law enforcement officials, a pedestrian approached the man, who was in his pickup truck, with the intention of confronting him about his reckless driving. The driver of the pickup truck then hit the pedestrian with his truck as he was walking away. After striking the pedestrian, the suspect fled southbound. When law enforcement officials arrived at the scene of the auto accident, they found the victim lying in the road. He had a broken hand, a fractured skull and internal injuries. Police discovered the driver near the intersection of Woodfern Road and LeHigh Road. After fleeing the scene, he had struck a guardrail and crashed. Charges filed against the driver include driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious bodily injury. 

Suspect in Haddon hit-and-run has history of license suspensions

A hit-and-run accident that killed a woman in Camden County was caused by a driver who legally was not permitted to be behind the wheel of a car, according to authorities. On March 6, authorities released information uncovered after a New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles inquiry that was completed on the suspected driver during the auto accident investigation.The accident occurred on the night of March 3 in Haddon Township on Black Horse Pike when the victim, a 67-year-old woman, was struck and killed. The male driver who struck her fled the scene, but he was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Man charged with DUI, eluding police

Drunk drivers pose a serious threat to others on the roadway. Sometimes life-threatening injuries result when negligence on the part of the drunk driver causes a car crash. Those involved often have injuries that they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, however, a drunk driver causes only property damage. The at-fault driver can still be held accountable in such situations.

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