Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, or Parsippany, has been named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live.
Located in northern New Jersey, it’s not far from New York City and closer to Newark. As great a place as it may be to live, it’s also the site of many major roads, state highways and interstates, so it’s no stranger to vehicle accidents.
- A motor vehicle accident in Parsippany killed a pedestrian on North Beverwyck Road in October 2016, according to the Parsippany Patch.
- A married couple from Hamburg in Sussex County were killed on Route 287 in Parsippany in September 2016, reported the Daily Record. They had been together 28 years, had two children and loved their weekend motorcycle rides together. The fatal crash occurred on Rt. 287 southbound. The two people were riding on the same motorcycle.
- A motor vehicle crash resulting in injuries closed three lanes of traffic on I-80 westbound in Parsippany in October 2016, reports nj.com.
- A 68-year-old Morris County woman was in critical condition after a car crash in Parsippany in March of 2016. It occurred in the area of Littleton Road and Route 202. The car crashed into a tree, according to the Parsippany Patch.
- A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 46 and New Road in February 2016, reported nj.com. He had the right of way, travelling under a green light, when his vehicle crossed Route 46 east from the south side of the roadway and he was struck by an eastbound car.
- A truck driver was seriously injured in May 2016 when his dump truck overturned on the westbound side of Route 280, according to the Daily Record. The truck overturned before the exit 1 ramp on Route 280 in Parsippany. A car made an unsafe lane change from the center lane in an attempt to exit the highway at the last minute. It cut across the path of the truck and hit it; the truck driver swerved to try to avoid it, and the dump truck tipped over.
Parsippany is the site of many accidents because it’s a hub of transportation to and from New York City and northern New Jersey. I-80, I-280, I-287, Routes 46 and 202 cross through the area. Not only are local residents travelling, but vehicles from across the country pass through.
In 2016 there were two fatal accidents in Parsippany, resulting in three deaths, according to the New Jersey State Police. In Morris County that year, there were twenty fatal accidents causing 21 deaths. Statewide there were 574 vehicle accidents, causing 606 deaths.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Township was ranked as number five on Money magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live 2016.” Magazine editors eliminated a hundred towns with the lowest predicted job growth, 200 with the most crime, and any town without a strong sense of ethnic diversity (having more than 90% of one race), reports the Daily Record. The list was then narrowed down to a hundred towns.
Reporters spent time in the fifty top-scoring towns, interviewed residents, explored neighborhoods and searched for intangible factors that don’t show up in statistics. Those intangibles for Parsippany include proximity to New York, lakes and the township’s being named a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation for the last forty years.
Parsippany got high marks for low unemployment (3.9%), the lowest of all qualifying New Jersey towns. Affordability ranked high, with a median home price of $356,000 and $8,220 in average property taxes per household, which is a low tax total relative to house values for New Jersey.
As good a place as Parsippany is to live in and do business, accidents still happen and vehicle drivers, passengers and pedestrians suffer injuries and even death due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. can help.
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