Law enforcement is currently investigating a frightening auto accident on a highway in East Rutherford NJ and trying to determine whether criminal charges need to be filed in connection with the crash.
The truck accident occurred a short time before 2:00 p.m. on Route 120, near MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. An International tractor-trailer was traveling on the highway and approaching the Ramp T intersection when the truck driver allegedly ran a red light. The tractor-trailer reportedly ran through the red traffic signal and hit a Honda Odyssey minivan that was also headed through the intersection at the exact same time.
The scary collision resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the minivan. Emergency medical crews rushed the driver to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors provided her with urgent medical attention. Doctors later listed the victim in critical condition.
Members of the East Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are conducting a joint investigation into the auto accident.
Investigators reportedly already determined that the truck accident was probably caused by the driver of the tractor-trailer, at least according to a statement issued by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police cited the truck driver for several traffic violations. At this time, police have not decided to file any criminal charges, like assault by auto, in connection with the motor vehicle accident.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Truck Driver Ran Red Light in Crash That Left Driver Critical.”