Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
On January 13, 37-year-old Tom Jones was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Brandywine Highway and Frederick Street at around 6:30 p.m., as reported by Binghamton Police. He died on the scene after suffering from fatal injuries.
A woman was said to be driving the vehicle which hit Jones. This woman, whose name was not released pending further investigation, was initially cleared of driving under the influence by police. At the time of the accident Jones was crossing the intersection against the light and under less than ideal weather conditions. At the time of the police report, it was stated that the woman would have no criminal charges filed against her for the accident.
The thoughts of our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., are with the family and loved ones of Tom Jones.
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm
The New Jersey Turnpike and I-195 were shut down for several hours yesterday after a fatal dump truck accident created a blockage and a fire.
Witnesses say the truck’s driver lost control after the tires blew out while traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike. The vehicle was seen slamming into the median and flipping onto it. It slid atop the divider until it came to a stop under the I-195 overpass.
The dump truck caught fire with its driver trapped in the wreckage. The unidentified driver was killed, but no one else was hurt. The I-195 overpass will be reduced to one lane pending an investigation to determine any structural damage.
The truck accident attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., send their hearts out to the driver’s family in their grief over this tragic loss of life.
Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor, has recently signed Jessica Rogers’ Law into the state’s books. The new law is aimed at reducing the amount of road rage found on New Jersey’s crowded streets. It’s named after Jessica Rogers, a young woman who was paralyzed in a car accident that was caused by road rage.
Jessica Rogers’ Law allows the severity of any vehicular assault charge to be increased if road rage was a factor in the accident. It was passed unanimously by the state’s assembly in March.
Supporters of the new legislation hope it will make people consider the ramifications of their actions before driving recklessly.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, the Monroe auto accident lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., can help you seek compensation for the costs you’ve accrued due to your injuries. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at 800-346-5529 to learn more about your legal options.
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Authorities are still looking into several reasons for why 19 motor vehicles were involved in car accidents around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday morning near Gainesville, Florida. The accidents occurred on Interstate 75 after heavy smoke and fog caused poor visibility on the roadways.
A wildfire directly off of the highway is responsible for the smoke in the area, and officials believe that this fire may have been set on purpose. There was a large amount of fog in the area already, and when added to the smoke, it created horrible driving conditions.
People involved in the collisions compared the accident scene to the end of the world. Things were chaotic and people were unable to see or locate people around them. In total, 11 people were killed in the collisions and another 18 people were taken to hospitals after sustaining injuries.
The investigation into the reasons behind the fatal crashes is still ongoing, as officials are looking into all possible options for the accidents.
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 10:35 pm
A 47-year-old Montvale woman has been charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident after she hit another car in Valley Cottage, New Jersey.
According to police, the woman was driving on Mountainview Avenue around 8:00 p.m. when her car struck the side of another vehicle. The woman continued to drive and was then followed by the driver of the damaged car. The driver of the other car cornered the woman at the end of a dead-end street and called police.
Police arrived on the scene and suspected that the Montvale woman had been drinking, so they issued a field sobriety test. The woman did not pass the test and was arrested. While at the police station, the woman also failed an additional test for alcohol. She is expected in court on February 8.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to a reckless driver, please contact the Monroe auto accident lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Four Newark suspects have been arrested after their getaway car collided with an unmarked police vehicle.
The chase started after one suspect attempted to fill a forged prescription for liquid codeine at a CVS Pharmacy. A pharmacist contacted police, but the man ran to the getaway car with three people waiting inside.
A New Rochelle officer and his bloodhound suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The driver is charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. All four face felony charges of possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The suspects range in age from 21 to 34 years-old.
If your or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, contact the Monroe auto accident lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 today.