Every holiday weekend comes with a potential increase in New Jersey drunk driving accidents. Many people on the roadways over this last Labor Day weekend would be well advised to keep their distance from drivers behaving erratically and to limit the amount of travelling they have to especially after it gets dark. Drunk driving is often the cause of serious injury or fatality crashes in New Jersey during the summer months.
After last year’s Labor Day weekend, The Gloucester County Times chronicled deadly traffic accidents that had occurred throughout New Jersey in the summer months. In the year 2010, five people were killed in a total of five crashes on Garden State roads between the start of the holiday weekend, Friday at 6 p.m., and its conclusion, Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. These fatalities involved three car accidents, one motorcycle crash and the death of a 16-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle. The fatal bicycle accident involved a reckless driver who left the scene of the crash.
Prior to the 2010 Labor Day weekend traffic fatalities, six people were killed over Memorial Day weekend that year. Five people were also killed during the 2009 Labor Day holiday. Victims of those fatal accidents included a pedestrian and four motorcyclists.
As the fall and winter holidays approach, the Princeton drunk driving accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein would like to remind you to drive safely, and to encourage your family and friends to do so as well. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident caused by a drunk or negligent driver, do not hesitate to call our office at 609-240-0040 to discuss your legal rights and options. You can also follow Gabriel Lependorf on Twitter for more news, helpful information and other topics of interest.