When a person is callous enough to cause a car accident due to carelessness, it often leaves loved ones who were not injured with emotional scars, exorbitant medical bills and a loss of income while the victim recovers. Many times, the emotional turmoil doesn’t go away.
In Readington Township, New Jersey, a 21-year-old man was traveling at a high rate of speed and caused a horrific three-car accident on Route 202 on Thursday, June 22, at approximately 11:45 a.m. It closed the highway for approximately one hour.
The road remained closed so that emergency vehicles could arrive on the scene to assist in removing the victims from their vehicles. This caused a huge traffic snarl.
The young man, from Staten Island, New York, was traveling south and hit a vehicle. This car crossed the median because of being hit and entered the northbound lane of traffic where it struck a third car. This comes from the police report.
The car accident occurred close to the Glass Castle, a local window store. The 21-year-old was driving a 2011 Ford Fusion and was said to be speeding. He hit a 1996 Toyota 4Runner. Because of the great impact from the crash, the 4Runner crossed the middle of the road and ran into a 2001 Buick LeSabre that was driven by a woman from Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The driver of the Buick had possible fractures to both legs and might have a broken arm. She had hip pain as well. The driver of the Ford lost consciousness several times. Both he and the driver of the Toyota were taken to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. A passenger from the Toyota was taken by life-flight to Morristown Memorial Hospital because of a lower back injury. The driver of the Toyota was taken to Somerset Medical Hospital with minor injuries to one of his elbows.
The young man who was speeding was ticketed for reckless driving and unsafe lane change.
Source: Source: Hunterdon County Democrat, “Speeding caused 3-car crash on Route 202, Readington police say,” No author given, June 27, 2014