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Horrific NJ car accident becomes red-light stop campaign

A N.J. driver faces DUI charges after surveillance video catches him running a red light, hitting a light pole and flipping his car. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

A New Jersey town has released video caught by its red-light safety cameras in hopes of encouraging people to stop on red.

The video, uploaded to YouTube, shows a fast-moving vehicle running a red light and T-boning another vehicle, causing it to spin out of control at an intersection in Roselle Park, N.J.

"I want people to realize what can happen when someone runs a red light," said Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison. "By showing this video, we hope people will realize running red lights can have tragic consequences."


 

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The crash captured in the video happened June 29 at 5:30 a.m., police said. The 29-year-old driver from Elizabeth, N.J., suffered minor injuries and was arrested for driving while intoxicated and other offenses.

No one else was hurt.

Roselle Park started its red-light safety program in May 2011. In the intersection in the video, red-light violations have dropped by 47 percent.

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