Bergen County Prosecutors Could File Criminal Charges against Truck Driver in Crash near MetLife Stadium
Police officers are currently looking into a frightening auto accident on an East Rutherford stretch of highway. It remains to be seen whether law enforcement will ultimately file criminal charges for assault by auto, or some other crime, in connection with the car crash.
The accident involved a truck and a minivan and occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Route 120, in the area of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. An International tractor-trailer was traveling on the road and approaching the Ramp T intersection when the truck driver reportedly ignored a red light and went through the intersection. The tractor-trailer ended up crashing into a Honda Odyssey minivan that was traveling through the intersection at the same time.
The crash caused the driver of the minivan to suffer serious physical injuries. Emergency medical responders transported the injured driver to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors treated her. She was later listed in critical condition.
Detectives with both the East Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are currently investigating the truck accident. According to authorities, investigators have already concluded that the tractor-trailer driver was likely at fault for the motor vehicle accident.
Authorities have already issued multiple traffic citations to the driver of the tractor-trailer. However, law enforcement has not yet made a final decision about whether to file criminal charges against the motorist.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Truck Driver Ran Red Light in Crash That Left Driver Critical.”