videos of car crashes

videos of car crashes

Videos Of Car Crashes

RAHWAY — Two local news outlets are suing Rahway for videos taken after each of the two car crashes that spurred Mayor Samson Steinman to take an initially-unexplained medical leave of absence this spring. The lawsuits, filed in state Superior Court in Union County this month by RahwayRising.com and NJToday.net, demand access to the dashboard camera and body camera footage from Steinman’s crashes in August and March. Rahway’s refusal to release the videos is a violation of the state’s Open Public Records Act and the common law right of access to public records, the blogs claim in the lawsuits, which also name as a defendant the city clerk, Rayna Harris. Steinman, 46, told NJ Advance Media this month that he underwent in-patient treatment for bipolar disorder during the seven-week leave that followed his hitting a parked car March 18 while driving a city-owned vehicle. He said he was unsure whether his insomnia, a symptom of bipolar disorder, caused that crash or a prior collision with a parked car on Aug. 26. Steinman strongly denied he had been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Rahway has rejected OPRA requests for the video footage from the two blogs and from NJ Advance Media in letters citing contradictory state appeals court decisions about whether such videos are public records — North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst and Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutors’ Office. A judge ruled in the Lyndhurst case that records relating to the fatal shooting of a Newark man in 2014 were not “required by law” to be made and maintained, which would have made them public. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this year to resolve how much discretion municipalities should get over which documents they release via public records requests. “Until this issue has been resolved and legal precedent established, the City will not disclose any body camera video or MVR (motor vehicle recorder) video that involves a matter currently under investigation if disclosure would be inimical to the public interest,” Harris wrote in the letters. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigated both of Steinman’s car crashes. Reached by phone, Mark Tabakin, who is representing Rahway in the lawsuits, said legal counsel is “going to do everything we can to defend the city and to comply with the law.” Body cameras on the police officers who responded to the March crash recorded more than 78 minutes of video, NJToday.net’s lawsuit states. Steinman was charged with careless driving and failing to exhibit his insurance card after that crash into a parked car on Kline Place in Rahway. He told police he had hit “a pothole, divot or ice patch” and lost control of the car, a police report said. The officers concluded Steinman was not intoxicated, although he made mistakes during two alcohol tests, the report said. After he hit a parked car on Rahway’s Central Avenue in August, Steinman was charged with driving with an expired license. He told police he had swerved to avoid an animal in the road, a police report said. Steinman was not tested for intoxication after that collision. His mayoral term runs through 2018, and he earns $72,000 per year. Marisa Iati may be reached at miati@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Iati or on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook. View Comments
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Videos Of Car Crashes

RAHWAY — Two local news outlets are suing Rahway for videos taken after each of the two car crashes that spurred Mayor Samson Steinman to take an initially-unexplained medical leave of absence this spring. The lawsuits, filed in state Superior Court in Union County this month by RahwayRising.com and NJToday.net, demand access to the dashboard camera and body camera footage from Steinman’s crashes in August and March. Rahway’s refusal to release the videos is a violation of the state’s Open Public Records Act and the common law right of access to public records, the blogs claim in the lawsuits, which also name as a defendant the city clerk, Rayna Harris. Steinman, 46, told NJ Advance Media this month that he underwent in-patient treatment for bipolar disorder during the seven-week leave that followed his hitting a parked car March 18 while driving a city-owned vehicle. He said he was unsure whether his insomnia, a symptom of bipolar disorder, caused that crash or a prior collision with a parked car on Aug. 26. Steinman strongly denied he had been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Rahway has rejected OPRA requests for the video footage from the two blogs and from NJ Advance Media in letters citing contradictory state appeals court decisions about whether such videos are public records — North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Township of Lyndhurst and Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutors’ Office. A judge ruled in the Lyndhurst case that records relating to the fatal shooting of a Newark man in 2014 were not “required by law” to be made and maintained, which would have made them public. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this year to resolve how much discretion municipalities should get over which documents they release via public records requests. “Until this issue has been resolved and legal precedent established, the City will not disclose any body camera video or MVR (motor vehicle recorder) video that involves a matter currently under investigation if disclosure would be inimical to the public interest,” Harris wrote in the letters. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office investigated both of Steinman’s car crashes. Reached by phone, Mark Tabakin, who is representing Rahway in the lawsuits, said legal counsel is “going to do everything we can to defend the city and to comply with the law.” Body cameras on the police officers who responded to the March crash recorded more than 78 minutes of video, NJToday.net’s lawsuit states. Steinman was charged with careless driving and failing to exhibit his insurance card after that crash into a parked car on Kline Place in Rahway. He told police he had hit “a pothole, divot or ice patch” and lost control of the car, a police report said. The officers concluded Steinman was not intoxicated, although he made mistakes during two alcohol tests, the report said. After he hit a parked car on Rahway’s Central Avenue in August, Steinman was charged with driving with an expired license. He told police he had swerved to avoid an animal in the road, a police report said. Steinman was not tested for intoxication after that collision. His mayoral term runs through 2018, and he earns $72,000 per year. Marisa Iati may be reached at miati@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Iati or on Facebook here. Find NJ.com on Facebook.
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Videos Of Car Crashes

A list of graphic videos of the worst race car crashes in automotive history. Many of these crashes were fatal. Automobile racing is a dangerous sport, and this list should serve as proof of the bravery (foolhardiness?) race car drivers exhibit out on the track. Thankfully, vehicle safety technology has increased greatly throughout the years and fatalities have become much less common. This list is updated as these horrible accidents occur, including the latest such as Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash. If there are any crashes I have missed, please let me know in the comments. Note that this is a list of videos, which is why crashes such as Depailler’s death or Francois Cevert’s gruesome crash in which he was cut in half have not been included. Drive safe.
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Videos Of Car Crashes

8 + – 36 23 Eddie Sachs & Dave MacDonald’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube The Indy 500, 1964. Dave MacDonald, driving what many regarded as a horribly built race car, lost control. Hitting the inside wall, MacDonald’s car exploded then veered back across the track where it was broadsided by the car of Eddie Sachs, creating a second explosion. Johnny Rutherford, driving the car behind Sachs, was left with no choice but to hit the throttle and power through the carnage. With his car now on fire, Rutherford was then broadsided by Bobby Unser. The car behind Rutherford, driven by Ronnie Duman, was then rear ended by Bobby Unser, who now had no steering, causing Duman’s car to also explode. MacDonald died two hours later in the hospital. Eddie Sachs died in his car. Fellow drivers reported seeing him trying to get out. This was the first time in history that the Indy 500 was stopped because of an accident. 31 Famous People Who Died on Their Birthdays The Very Best Coconut Water Brands
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Videos Of Car Crashes

8 + – 36 23 Eddie Sachs & Dave MacDonald’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube The Indy 500, 1964. Dave MacDonald, driving what many regarded as a horribly built race car, lost control. Hitting the inside wall, MacDonald’s car exploded then veered back across the track where it was broadsided by the car of Eddie Sachs, creating a second explosion. Johnny Rutherford, driving the car behind Sachs, was left with no choice but to hit the throttle and power through the carnage. With his car now on fire, Rutherford was then broadsided by Bobby Unser. The car behind Rutherford, driven by Ronnie Duman, was then rear ended by Bobby Unser, who now had no steering, causing Duman’s car to also explode. MacDonald died two hours later in the hospital. Eddie Sachs died in his car. Fellow drivers reported seeing him trying to get out. This was the first time in history that the Indy 500 was stopped because of an accident.

Videos Of Car Crashes

Videos Of Car Crashes
Videos Of Car Crashes

Published on Jan 25, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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