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Paramus, NJ - Drugged Driver Causes Injury Crash on Garden State Pkwy

Paramus, NJ – Drugged Driver Causes Injury Crash on Garden State Pkwy

Paramus, NJ (April 8, 2020) – A 22-year-old male driver, reportedly high on heroin, caused a serious pileup crash that resulted in multiple injuries in Paramus, New Jersey on Tuesday morning, April 7th. The accident occurred on Garden State Parkway near Paramus Road at around 11 a.m. Michael Brennan was found by authorities outside his Toyota Camry after colliding with multiple vehicles.  Brennan’s vehicle reportedly struck a Buick Lacrosse and several parked vehicles, then overturning and catching fire. Two women [...]

Berkeley, NJ - Car & Tractor-Trailer Collide on Garden State Pkwy

Berkeley, NJ – Car & Tractor-Trailer Collide on Garden State Pkwy

Berkeley, NJ (April 8, 2020) – Injuries were reported following a collision in Berkeley, New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon, April 8th. The crash occurred on Garden State Parkway at around 2:23 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a car and a tractor-trailer collided on the parkway.  Some of the parties involved were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. Two children were in the passenger car, but the full number of injured parties hasn’t been released. The cause of [...]

Wall, NJ - UPDATE: Patrick Elhalaka Killed on Garden State Pkwynjury at Grove St & Pleasant Ave

Wall, NJ – UPDATE: Patrick Elhalaka Killed on Garden State Pkwy

Wall, NJ (April 7, 2020) – Authorities have identified the man killed in a deadly collision yesterday morning in Wall Township. According to local law enforcement officials, Patrick A. Elhalaka, 30, of Port Redding, New Jersey was traveling on Garden State Parkway when he collided near the Monmouth Service Area. Officials were called to the scene of the crash at around 10:24 a.m.  Authorities reported that Elhalaka was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupant of another car involved in [...]

Will Self-Driving Cars Make the Roads Safer?

Will Self-Driving Cars Make the Roads Safer?

From the creation of the automobile, the essential nature of motor vehicle transportation has involved a certain degree of risk. Vulnerable people are riding in large, heavy machines that are traveling at speeds that were once unimaginable. Over time, innovations in technology have created new ways to reduce the risks associated with driving. Safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, and vehicle crumple zones have helped protect us and keep us safe, and driver-assistance features such as departure warnings, blindspot monitors, [...]

Wall, NJ - Fatal 2-Car Collision on Garden State Pkwy

Wall, NJ – Fatal 2-Car Collision on Garden State Pkwy

Wall, NJ (April 6, 2020) – One person was killed and another injured following a deadly two-vehicle accident near Wall Township. The accident occurred early on Monday morning, April 6th, at around 10:23 a.m., near mile marker 99.9 on the Garden State Parkway. Officials from the New Jersey State Police were called to the scene.  Few details on the crash have been made public at this time. The injured victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. [...]

Hackensack, NJ - Pedestrian Struck by Train on Passaic St

Hackensack, NJ – Pedestrian Struck by Train on Passaic St

Hackensack, NJ (April 5, 2020) – A female pedestrian was injured after being hit by a train in Hackensack on Saturday, April 4th. The accident took place on the Pascack Valley line near Passaic Street at around 12:45 p.m. The woman was hospitalized for sustained injuries following the accident.  There were only four passengers on board the train at the time of the accident. The train was reportedly in transit from Hoboken, New Jersey to Spring Valley, New York. The [...]

North Bergen, NJ - Crash Investigation at NJ-3 & NJ-495

North Bergen, NJ – Crash Investigation at NJ-3 & NJ-495

North Bergen, NJ (April 5, 2020) – Authorities responded to the scene of an accident on Thursday night, April 2nd, in the area of North Bergen. The collision took place on the NJ-595 ramp to NJ-3. Local sources indicated that the crash occurred at around 7:01 p.m.  The ramp was closed while authorities were at the scene. At this time, the severity and number of resulting injuries haven’t been reported.  Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the [...]

Deptford, NJ - Crash Investigation at North-South Fwy & NJ-55

Deptford, NJ – Crash Investigation at North-South Fwy & NJ-55

Deptford, NJ (April 4, 2020) – Police were called to the scene of a collision on Friday afternoon, April 3rd, in Deptford Township. Authorities responded to the scene of the crash at around 1:20 p.m. on North-South Freeway (NJ-42) just north of NJ-55. At this time, the circumstances of the accident aren’t clear.  The two right lanes of NJ-42 SB were closed due to emergency responders and officials at the scene. The extent of the resulting injuries hasn’t been reported. [...]

Ridgewood, NJ - Cyclist Seriously Injured at S Van Dien Ave & Grove St

Ridgewood, NJ – Cyclist Seriously Injured at S Van Dien Ave & Grove St

Ridgewood, NJ (April 4, 2020) – A cyclist was seriously injured in Ridgewood after being hit by a sedan. The accident took place on Thursday, April 2nd, near the intersection of S. Van Dien Avenue and Grove Street. Responders with the Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene at around 6 p.m. to render aid to the victim.  The identity of the injured party hasn’t been released at this time. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional [...]

The Pressures of the Gig Economy Are Increasing Rideshare Crashes

The Pressures of the Gig Economy Are Increasing Rideshare Crashes

There are a ton of different factors that can potentially contribute to a car crash in New Jersey, with distracted driving and drunk driving being among the most commonly discussed crashes for accidents across the country. Recent studies show that rideshare drivers may be even more vulnerable to causing crashes for new factors that weren’t present before the rise of the gig economy. The unique pressures of the gig economy can cause drivers to experience job fatigue along with [...]