New Jersey Traffic Deaths Way Up in 2016

One of our resolutions for 2017 is to write some blog posts that aren’t centered around gloom and/or doom. Well, I guess we’ll have to try harder next time….

New Jersey Traffic Deaths Increasing

New Jersey traffic accidents lead to over 600 people tragically dying in 2016, according to a report released this week by the New Jersey state police.

The number of fatalities occurring on the highways of New Jersey had been declining for several years, reaching a 20-year low back in 2013. However, since that time, the numbers are unfortunately trending back up and traffic experts have been pointing to a few primary reasons:

New Jersey Deadly Accidents in 2016 – The Numbers

You can find the full reports for last year and previous years here on the State Police website.  Below are some key numbers that stood out to us as Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers.

Fatal Crashes and Fatalities

  • The total number of fatal crashes in 2016: 576 (54 more deadly accidents than 2015)
  • The total number of fatalities from these crashes in 2016: 607 (45 more fatalities than 2015)

Breakdown of Victims in New Jersey Fatal Accidents

  • 333 were drivers of motor vehicles
  • 90 were passengers
  • 18 were pedalcyclists
  • 166 were pedestrians- Studies have shown that pedestrian accident rates increase as distracted driving frequency increases

New Jersey Fatal Accidents – Breakdown by New Jersey County

County Fatalities Fatal Accidents
Atlantic County 40 39
Bergen County 36 33
Burlington County 50 49
Camden County 37 36
Cape May County 12 11
Cumberland County 32 29
Essex County 45 42
Gloucester County 27 27
Hudson County 26 24
Hunterdon County 11 10
Mercer County 21 21
Middlesex County 48 44
Monmouth County 49 46
Morris County 21 20
Ocean County 42 40
Passaic County 22 22
Salem County 15 14
Somerset County 19 18
Sussex County 12 12
Union County 27 26
Warren County 15 13




Elizabeth, New Jersey Accident Injury Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, car accident or a distracted driving crash, call us today at 908-352-2323. If you prefer contacting our accident lawyers via email, please click here.

Our car and truck accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York. This includes the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Union and Jersey City. We cover Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. Our accident lawyers have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and in New York City.





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