Ocean County Has Second Highest Accident Fatality Rate Last Year

Of the state’s 21 counties, Middlesex had the most fatal accidents last year, with 56 deaths, up from 37 in 2010. Ocean, Burlington and Essex counties tied for the second-deadliest counties, with 52 people killed in each county last year, an increase from 41 deaths in 2010 in Essex and 52 killed in Ocean last year. Burlington spiked from 34 deaths in 2010.

Statewide, 146 pedestrians were killed, an increase from 141 deaths in 2010.

Essex had the distinction of being the deadliest place to cross the street, with 18 deaths in 2011 followed by Ocean, where 16 pedestrians died, and Middlesex, where 13 pedestrians lost their lives. The pedestrian death toll in Ocean doubled from 2010, when 8 people lost their lives. Read more in Mycentraljersey.

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  1. These statistics are very interesting. When running the number’s, had it been taken into consideration which county has the most people? The density of the county vs the amount of people living there? Seniors? There are so many factors that it is almost irrelevant which county has more or less accidents. What is important to note is that one accident is too many and there must be solutions!!!!

  2. To many pedestrians ‘assume’ the cars will stop and just walk out into the lane of travel and get hit. Laws that take responsibility out of one party and place it completely into the party traveling in a 2,000lb-5,000+ vehicle is completely foolish. – But its exactly the plan that everyone loves = “give the party with the insurance policy all the blame”.
    NJ Government needs to reassess its silly laws to stop blaming insurance policy holders for the mistakes of the morons who walk into the lane of traffic and get hit, those who rob a house and get shot, those who rob a business and get hurt in the commission of a crime.

    Its time to bring personal responsibility back into the hands of everyone. To many people rely upon insurance companies to replace the car, hand out a big pay-check, or fix the careless mistakes of others. And certainly to many people rely upon a law to protect them.

  3. pay attention to what YOU and the OTHER drivers are doing. dont tailgate, 2 second gap between you and the car ahead. dont speed, is it worth an accident or worse to get there a minute sooner? dont be distracted, be aware of what is in your vicinity. did you see the car ahead swerve out of their lane, the car speeding up from behind you, did all traffic stop for the red light before you proceed across the intersection? i said it before “distracted driving kills both ways!”.

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