Emergency responders put their lives on the line every day to help the people in the New Jersey communities where they live. Seeing emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks at the scenes of car accidents is normal, and the injured are grateful to them for their help. Every so often, however, emergency personnel never arrive at a scene to which they are called because they were involved in an accident along the way.
One New Jersey man's career and another man's life ended on Aug. 12, 2008. On that day, one officer borrowed his brother's sports car during lunch and invited another officer to go for a ride. As the driver who borrowed the car sped through the streets, he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a pole. His negligence took the life of his fellow officer.
Automotive travel poses a range of hazards, a reality that all drivers understand and accept. Whenever we drive to meet friends or visit family, commute to work or school, or simply carry out weekly errands, we are placing ourselves at risk of harm. In most cases, that risk is minimal, and we return to our homes and loved ones. For one family, a fatal crash brought the dangers of car accidents into sobering focus.
Many people reach a stage in their lives where they have to make a decision to admit an elderly loved one to a facility where constant care is available. When this decision is made, it is done with the understanding that the loved one will be well cared for and safe. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. New Jersey residents may be interested to know about treatment mistakes that happened in a neighboring state recently.
Apparently, the process of testing a sample pack of Crunch Pak Tart Apple Slices prompted the recall of 5471 cases of apple slices due to positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. This products liability recall was a voluntary action taken by the company to address even the smallest risk to the health of consumers. A spokesman said that the company's commitment to food safety is of paramount importance and will remain as such.
Chain-reaction accidents involving a number of vehicles are a frequent occurrence on busy freeways, highways and city streets. Multiple drivers and insurance companies are involved, creating a complex task for those responsible for sorting out the details of the car accidents. Recently, seven vehicles were involved in a traffic collision in Gloucester Township, New Jersey in a five-way intersection.