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How many people die in fatal traffic crashes in New Jersey?

The number of fatal accidents that take place in an area can tell you a lot about the safety of a state or the way that law enforcement works in a country. Looking at New Jersey as a whole, you get a full picture of the way that traffic collisions are increasing year over year.

How many fatal crashes have taken place so far in 2016?

According to the New Jersey State Police, there have been 462 fatal crashes in the state so far this year as of Nov. 1. In those fatal crashes, 487 people were killed.

Is New Jersey safe, or is it getting more dangerous for drivers?

According to victim classification information, there were 461 total accident victims in 2014. In 2015, 446 people were killed. In 2016, there have been 487 people killed not including the last month of the year. There have been approximately 9.2 percent more fatalities this year than in 2015.

Who is most at risk in New Jersey?

According to the age of victims charts for 2016, the most common drivers to be involved in a fatal accident are between the ages of 50 and 64. The second most common age falls between the ages of 30 and 39. The least at-risk age in the state has been shown to be between the ages of 16 and 17 where only five people were killed in 2016. Pedestrian accidents are also most common for those between the ages of 50 and 64. Those under the age of 16 are more likely to be involved in a pedestrian accident resulting in a fatality than those between 17 and 20 years old.

If someone hits you while you're walking or when you're driving to work, home or another location, you have a right to pursue compensation. Negligent drivers are responsible for covering your medical bills or lost wages.

Source: New Jersey State Police, "Fatal Accident Investigation Unit Year to Date Statewide Fatal Crash Statistics," accessed Nov. 01, 2016

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