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Car accidents: 2 drivers seriously injured in East Brunswick

Two New Jersey women suffered serious injuries when their vehicles collided in the early evening of a recent Wednesday. This appears to have been just one of several car accidents on a particular road in East Brunswick. Law enforcement has launched an investigation into the crash.

A preliminary accident report indicates that the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. when a driver in a car heading east attempted to turn left onto another road. However, it appears she failed to yield and turned directly into the path of a westbound SUV. The SUV smashed into the left-turning sedan.

Animal bites: Dog at animal friendly restaurant bites toddler

Dogs can be unpredictable, and even some whose owners believe them to be docile can act out of character and show unexpected aggression. In most cases of animal bites in New Jersey, unrestrained dogs in public areas and their owners are the culprits. An unusual case occurred in another state on a recent Wednesday when a 3-year-old child suffered a dog bite in the face at a restaurant.

Reportedly, the incident happened at a pizza restaurant that is dog-friendly. Compliant with the laws of that state, the restaurant has a doggie dining permit for facilities where dogs are allowed on the outside terrace. The family reported that, as they left the restaurant their young child noticed the dog and asked its owner whether he could pet the dog. However, the dog apparently bit the child in the face, causing serious injuries.

Workers' compensation death benefits may help this man's family

Employees in industrial facilities will always be exposed to equipment hazards if their employers fail to provide the required safe guards and lockout/tag-out devices as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Too many lives and limbs are lost nationwide, including in New Jersey, in workplace accidents that result from safety violations. The family of a 46-year-old man will likely seek survivor's benefits from the workers' compensation insurance system after his recent death in an industrial accident.

According to an incident report, the deceased man was an employee at a plastics manufacturer. During the morning of a recent Tuesday, he was working on a piece of equipment that is located among many other machines. Reportedly, he was trying to repair a malfunction on the printing machine that he was manning while label printing took place. When a problem arose, he apparently tried to resolve the issue but got struck in the head by a moving machine part.

Drunk driving accidents: 3-car crash injures 2 adults, 1 child

A New Jersey driver was arrested, and he is waiting to learn the full extent of the charges against him. Authorities said further charges were pending the receipt of the results of toxicology tests to determine the level of his alleged impairment during an incident that occurred on a recent Wednesday. The crash happened similarly as many other drunk driving accidents in which impaired drivers cannot maintain lane control.

According to a police report, a 49-year-old driver was arrested for an accident that he allegedly caused on July 5. Shortly before 6 p.m. on that day, the accused driver was apparently northbound on a road in the area of Raritan Township. He failed to stay in his lane of travel, and his vehicle crossed into the opposite lanes over the double yellow lines.

Motorcycle accidents: SUV kills couple on bike

This time of the year typically sees bikers in New Jersey out on the roads, enjoying the summer. Sadly, not all motorists keep a lookout for motorcyclists. When motorcycle accidents involve automobiles, the consequences are often catastrophic. Lives are sometimes lost in these crashes, and those who survive frequently suffer life-changing injuries.

One such an accident claimed the lives of two people from Commercial Township on a recent Sunday. A preliminary accident report indicates that a couple was northbound on their motorcycle in the early evening when a southbound SUV crossed into their lane. The resulting crash caused life-threatening injuries to both the bikers.

Several animal bites reported in New Jersey lately

New Jersey never seems to be lacking in dog attack cases. Recently, a couple of residents in Nutley reported suffering animal bites while out walking around their neighborhoods. Police were called to investigate in both incidents.

On June 17, a Park Avenue resident called police about after dog bit him on the leg as he was walking in the neighborhood. The wound was, thankfully, only minor and medical attention was refused. The animal's owner in this case was able to provide a dog license and documentation that the dog had all its shots.

File a workers' compensation claim after a scaffolding accident

In New Jersey and elsewhere, construction-related scaffolding accidents are fairly common. As this is a known issue, companies are supposed to make sure scaffolding structures are safe for their employees to use by following the building guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and accidents occur. When they do, injured employees may file workers' compensation claims in order to have their medical care and certain financial losses covered.

According to OSHA, over 2 million construction workers in the United States use scaffolding during their work day. On a yearly basis, approximately 4,500 individuals are injured and 60 people are killed in scaffolding-related work accidents. These accidents tend to occur due to:

  • Poor planking position and/or materials
  • Poor support
  • Falling objects
  • Employees slipping

New Jersey motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclist injured in crash

Police in New Jersey are investigating the cause of a recent crash between a motorcycle and a car. This incident is said to have occurred in Galloway Township on Tuesday, June 27. When motorcycle accidents are the result other drivers' negligence, the victims of such wrecks may seek compensation for their losses through legal means.

It was recently reported that, a 30-year-old male was operating his motorcycle eastbound on Tilton Road when the driver of a car -- a 45-year-old woman -- attempted a left-hand turn in front of him. The motorcyclist had nowhere to go and struck the side of the vehicle. He was thrown from his bike and seriously injured. He was transported to a hospital for care.

New Jersey car accidents: 1 killed, 1 injured in recent wreck

Police in New Jersey are investigating the cause of a recent wreck that left one man dead and another man injured. Sadly, car accidents that have such outcomes are fairly common. If this event was the result of negligent actions, the surviving victim and possibly the family members of the deceased may have legal recourse.

According to reports, just before 6 a.m. on June 15, a Honda Accord and a Honda CR-V collided in the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike. It is still unclear how this incident happened, but the force of impact sent the sedan into a guardrail. The driver of the Accord -- a 22-year-old male -- died from the injuries he suffered, while his passenger -- also a 22-year-old male -- suffered serious injuries and was transported to a medical facility. His current condition is unknown.

New Jersey workers' compensation: Burn injury facts

Burn injuries can happen in a number of work environments. While many only result in minor injuries, those burns that are moderate to severe can have significant, if not fatal, consequences for the victim. New Jersey residents who have suffered burn injuries while on the job or who have lost loved ones whose burn injuries at work resulted in fatality may be entitled to access workers' compensation benefits in order to cover any medical costs and ease financial needs.

Burns are classified by how much damage they do to one's skin. First degree burns are the most common. These will cause the skin to turn red and cause pain, but they will not cause blistering. Then there are second degree burns. This level of burn will result in skin blistering, pain and cause the injury area to thicken.

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