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Fatal Motorcycle Tire Blowouts

Since 2006, at least four people have been fatally injured and 22 have been injured following blowouts of Dunlop D402 motorcycle tires on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Goodyear, who manufactures these tires, insists that its tires are safe despite the series of fatal motorcycle accidents following blowouts. Nearly all the known cases of D402 blowouts have resulted in lawsuits against Goodyear. To date, Goodyear has prevailed in two of these cases, and settled eight more. Three are still pending in the courts. Federal safety regulators have not yet issued a recall for the tires. The D402 tires were all manufactured in Goodyear plants. These plants are known for having intense production demands. Reports of leaks in the roof have put the » Read More

Nationwide Truck Driver Safety

Operation Safe Driver Week is quickly approaching. The event, which was created by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), will take place from July 15 through July 21. During that week, police officers nationwide will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors among both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers in the hopes of keeping the roads safe for everyone. The unsafe driving behaviors that officers will be looking for will include: Texting Speeding Distracted driving Failure to obey traffic control devices Improper lane changing Tailgating Failure to wear a seat belt There are approximately 15.5 million trucks in the United States. Of those, approximately 13 percent are tractor trailers, big rigs, and semis. Because of the sheer size, weight, » Read More

Wrong-Way Car Accident Causes Fatality on NJ Turnpike in Woodbridge

A fatality occurred after a wrong-way car accident took place on the New Jersey Turnpike. Around 11:28 am, on Monday morning, the fatal crash involved a collision between a car and a box truck in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The 57-year-old driver of the car from Scarsdale, New York sustained fatal injuries while the truck driver incurred minor personal injuries during the wrong-way car accident. When one vehicle travels in the wrong direction on a major highway, the results may be catastrophic. A head-on collision or another serious incident may occur, which may leave casualties and a spate of injuries for any parties involved. Contributing factors in a wrong-way accident include speeding, distracted driving, lowered visibility, or a driver who may be » Read More

Automation to Decrease Train Accidents

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is making a strong plea to the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt the use of innovative technology that has been proven to reduce the number of train accidents by one-third. Red tape and administrative bureaucracy are being blamed for preventing this life-saving technology from being fully implemented. According to a spokesperson from AAR, the Department of Transportation has done a very good job of adopting and implementing the use of automated systems to improve the safety of the commercial trucking and automobile manufacturing industries. The results have been positive, showing a significant decrease in the number of serious and fatal accidents. » Read More

SUV Crashed into Jersey Shore Business Leaving Owner Seriously Injured

An SUV crashed into a business in Beachwood, New Jersey and seriously injured the owner of the food stand. Around 7:44 am, on Monday morning, the SUV crashed into the stand, partially collapsing the building, and causing the owner to sustain serious injuries. He was flown to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center for medical treatment. Distracted driving, texting while driving, and speeding are all contributing factors to car accidents. When a driver engages in reckless driving practices, accidents may occur involving other motorists and their passengers, pedestrians, and even buildings that contain occupants. Car accidents may result in personal injuries, fatalities, and even property damage. If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a car accident, contact » Read More

School Bus Overturned in Linden Causing Injuries for Five Victims

A school bus overturned in Linden, New Jersey and caused personal injuries for five victims. Just before 4 pm, the bus accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike near the exit for the Goethals Bridge. Four children and one adult out of around 40 bus occupants sustained minor injuries during the time when the school bus overturned. The children were brought to a hospital in Brooklyn, New York, while the adult passenger was transported to the Trinitas Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. Since the tragic bus accident that occurred in Mount Olive, New Jersey last month, the focus has been on the safety of school buses and proficiency of their drivers. Unfortunately, though, school bus accidents may be more » Read More

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