New Jersey traffic fatalities rose between 2015 and 2016 by more than 10% according to new numbers released by New Jersey State Police. A total of 605 people died in 573 car accidents in 2016, compared to 562 deaths from 522 crashes in 2015.
Vehicle drivers made up more than 50% of those who died in 2016. Pedestrians were the next highest fatalities with 165 killed; 90 vehicle passengers died; and 18 cyclists died in crashes with vehicles. On a county breakdown, Burlington (49), Monmouth (46) and Middlesex (44) had the highest numbers of deadly crashes.
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Published January 11, 2017