Prosecutors Consider Criminal Charges for Truck Driver in East Rutherford Auto Accident
Authorities are currently investigating a scary auto accident on an East Rutherford highway and attempting to determine whether criminal charges should be filed in connection with the accident.
The truck accident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Route 120, near MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. An International tractor-trailer was reportedly traveling along the highway and approaching the Ramp T intersection when the driver of the truck allegedly failed to stop at a red light. The tractor-trailer reportedly went through the red traffic signal and slammed into a Honda Odyssey minivan that was also moving through the intersection at the same moment.
The collision resulted in serious bodily injuries to the driver of the minivan. Emergency medical responders transported the driver to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she received urgent medical attention. The injured motorist was later listed in critical condition at the hospital.
Detectives with the East Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are actively investigating the auto collision. Investigators have already determined that the accident was likely caused by the driver of the tractor-trailer, according to a statement released by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
The truck driver has already been cited for multiple traffic violations. At this time, authorities have not yet filed any criminal charges, such as assault by auto, against the truck driver.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Truck Driver Ran Red Light in Crash That Left Driver Critical.”