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DUI Accident Creates Horrific Accident

A horrific accident created some chaos Wednesday evening in Jersey City. Authorities say the driver who caused the car accident was under the influence of alcohol and will likely need a DUI lawyer. That driver walked away from the scene and was taken into custody by police at a nearby location. The car accident left two Jersey City residents dead and another person suffered personal injuries.
Law enforcement says a 34-year-old man, high on drugs, drove at high speed in the area of Grove and Grand streets in Jersey City Wednesday evening. The man GMC slammed into a taxicab and plowed that vehicle onto the sidewalk, where a 41-year-old man was making his way home from work. The cab exploded into flames with the cab driver and his fare still inside the taxi. Chefs from a nearby restaurant jumped into action.
The restaurant workers grabbed all of the establishment’s fire extinguishers and rushed to the fiery wreck. The workers frantically tried to assist the passenger, who was trapped in the back seat of the cab. The 44-year-old Jersey City resident, husband, and father, had just celebrated his birthday the day before the crash.
The restaurant employees frantically reached for the man’s arms through the flames, and spent all five of the extinguishers in a valiant effort to save the accident victim from the burning vehicle. The heat from the flames was too severe and the chefs from the nearby restaurant were not able to save the man in the back of the cab. The passenger had severe burns over his entire body and died at Jersey City Medical Center.
The 41-year-old man who was walking home was killed by the crushing blow from the pedestrian accident. He too leaves behind a family, including his wife and his 4-year-old son. The cab driver suffered personal injuries, but authorities say the driver’s injuries were not serious.
The man who police say caused the accident walked away from the crash. He began talking to an officer nearby. That officer noticed the man’s eyes appeared glassy and he was slurring his speech. Police arrested the man on Tacoma DWI charges in relation to the double-fatal car and pedestrian accident.

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Route 202 Accident Injuries Two

Two people were injured Monday morning in a two vehicle collision, according to Mahwah police. Authorities say a 22-year-old New City man, driving a Honda, crashed into an SUV driven by a 43-year-old Oakland, New Jersey, woman. Both drivers required treatment at area hospitals, however, Mahwah police say that the male driver suffered more serious injuries in the head-on crash.

The Route 202 Pennsylvania car accident was first reported shortly after 9:00 a.m. Monday. The man from New City was pulled from the wreckage. Law enforcement says the man had no pulse. Emergency responders used a defibrillator at the scene and were able to find a pulse.

The Ramapo student was first transported in a Mahwah ambulance to Ramapo College, where he was transferred to a helicopter for transport to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Authorities say that the man sustained critical injuries in the wreck. The hospital did not release details of the injuries, other than to say that they are critical and medical personnel worked in efforts to stabilize the patient.

The Oakland woman was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern with neck, chest and back pain.

Police say that the two vehicles “hit almost frame to frame head-on,” in the Route 202 car accident. Both vehicles were severely damaged. The two people involved in the accident suffered serious personal injuries.

Jersey City personal injuries lawyers know that head-on crashed involve extreme forces that can cause devastating injuries.

The Monday morning Route 202 accident remains under investigation.

 

 

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Commercial Cement Truck Injuries Two

Two passenger vehicles and a commercial cement truck collided Wednesday in Bernardsville injuring two women and leaving the 36-year-old truck driver dead. Authorities had flown the truck driver to Morristown Medical Center after rescuing him from the overturned cement truck. However, the truck driver died sometime after leaving the accident scene.

Two women from Bedminster reportedly were sole occupants in each of the two passenger vehicles. The two women sustained personal injuries in the commercial truck accident.

The cement truck and two car accident occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday on Route 202. Two of the drivers were trapped inside their vehicles due to the crumpled metal. The truck driver and a 24-year-old woman had to be rescued their vehicles after the accident.

A third driver, a 53-year-old woman from Bedminster was able to get out of her car under her own power. She received treatment for her injuries at both the accident scene and in Morristown. She was released from the hospital Wednesday.

The two drivers who had to be extricated from their vehicles were flown to Morristown Medical Center. The condition of the 24-year-old Bedminster woman remains unknown.

Local police from several area communities, firefighters and state officials all provided assistance in the aftermath of the tragic crash. An investigation into the accident was immediately launched and authorities closed Route 202 to gather information and clear the scene. The roadway was closed throughout the afternoon, reopening around 6:00 Wednesday evening.

News reports have not disclosed details of what may have happened in causing the serious accident. The investigation remains open.