Negligent or distracted driving is the first cause that comes to mind when discussing the common causes of traffic accidents. But a new report by the AAA examines another contributing factor: road debris from unsecured trucks and trailers. According to accident data, more than 204,000 vehicle... Read Full Post
A police dash cam captured the scene as a gasoline tanker swerved on the NJ turnpike, flipped over the guardrail, and became engulfed in flames. The accident occurred at about 3:15 in the afternoon on October 7 and ended the life of the tanker’s driver, Dalip Kumar. The driver of another vehicle,... Read Full Post
A New Jersey nursing home is facing legal action after allegations that staff tied a patient to a wheelchair in an effort to restrain her.
The staff member that reported the incident has since been fired from the center and has now filed a claim against the nursing home and its parent company. A... Read Full Post
Wrapping a very serious message in a comedic package, Academy Award-winning British actress Helen Mirren appeared in a Super Bowl commercial from Anheuser-Busch to rip on drunk drivers.
The ad opened with her describing herself as an “uncensored British lady” before throwing out insults at drunk... Read Full Post
In what has been described on one website as “one of the dirtiest plays you will ever see,” a Linden, New Jersey high school football player ripped the helmet off the head of a fallen opposing player from Immaculata and swung it at his forehead, hitting him.
The blow caused the injured player to be... Read Full Post
Creating additional restrictions on teen night driving could reduce fatalities nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. In a new report, the CDC discovered that 31 percent of fatal crashes involving teens aged 16-17 years took place between the hours of 9:00 p.m.... Read Full Post
Injuries related to trampoline parks have increased dramatically, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The results of the study, published in the August 2016 issue of Pediatric, shows a 10-fold increase in trampoline injuries between 2010 and 2014.
The study found... Read Full Post
More than 100 people are injured at New Jersey amusement and water parks every year. Most accidents are bumps and bruises, say ride owners, but there have been more serious problems suffered by some riders. The more expensive the medical bills and the more long-lasting the injuries are, the more... Read Full Post
At about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, a mother and her three-year-old daughter were struck by a car while crossing the intersection at Park Avenue and West Second Street in Plainfield, New Jersey. Police found the two pedestrians seriously injured; the girl later died at the hospital.
Driver... Read Full Post
Nursing home abuse of the elderly is prevalent, a new study shows. However, the source of the abuse may be surprising to some. Researchers found that as many as one in five nursing home residents suffer abuse at the hands of other residents. The new data highlights once again the importance of... Read Full Post
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