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Man killed in head-on collision in Morris County

Police have reported that a fatal car accident occurred in Morris County, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 18. The head-on collision happened in Washington Township and caused the death of a local New Jersey man.

New Jersey Transit bus strikes, critically injures pedestrian

According to a spokesperson with the Hudson County Sheriff's Office, a 27-year-old man was struck and critically injured by a New Jersey Transit bus on April 17. The incident occurred around 5:50 a.m. at the intersection of Bergenline Avenue and 90th Street in North Bergen.

Man seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

On April 16, a 43-year-old New Jersey woman was handed several criminal charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that had taken place one week earlier. According to New Jersey State Police, the accused woman struck a man in Bloomfield and then left the scene of the accident. The 63-year-old man who was hit by the woman's vehicle was seriously injured.

New Jersey car accidents and spinal cord injuries

The World Health Organization estimates that between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries worldwide each year. Of these injuries, an estimated 90 percent occur as a result of car accidents, violence and falls. New Jersey drivers are just as prone to spinal cord injuries as anyone else, with devastating financial, mental, emotional and physical consequences. Among other potential problems, the organization notes that people with these types of injuries are at a greatly increased risk of premature death from a number of complications.

Allegedly sleeping driver causes 4-car crash

According to New Jersey state police officers, a 71-year-old New York City man allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of his car, causing a chain reaction collision involving four vehicles. The incident happened on the Garden State Parkway on April 6 around 8:30 p.m. in the highway's left lane near mile marker 168.5.

Distracted driving widespread problem among teens, study shows

According to a study published in the Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, a large number of teenagers report applying makeup, using cell phones, doing homework and even changing clothes while driving. When people of all ages are taken into account, distracted driving is the leading cause of all accidents, making it important for New Jersey drivers to be aware of what factors can cause lapses in attention.

Accident on expressway kills 2, injures 1

The New Jersey State Police reported a fatal two-vehicle accident took place in Hamilton Township on March 20. The crash occurred at around 1:29 p.m. on the Atlantic City Expressway when a 35-year-old man lost control of his vehicle. Two people died in the collision that happened at mile-marker 20.4 on the westbound side of the expressway.