Charges Filed in Princeton NJ School Bus Crash

The driver of a vehicle involved in a serious school bus crash in Princeton NJ has been charged with multiple traffic violations.

According to authorities, the 26-year-old Morris Plains resident was driving a 2011 BMW 328i north on Route 26 when he rounded a curve and struck a school bus.

Police believe that the driver crossed a double-yellow line while rounding a curve on the highway just past Hutchinson Drive. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck the left front bumper of the bus, which was traveling south on Route 26. The bus was reportedly heading to Ewing, New Jersey.

Authorities said that the collision caused the bus to flip on its side. Meanwhile, the BMW spun out of control before coming to a stop.

Four people were injured in the accident: the driver of the BMW and three people who were on the bus. One of the people injured was a 16-year-old student at Rock Brook School. Everyone who suffered injuries was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, where they received medical treatment. Thankfully, no one suffered life-threatening injuries.

Princeton police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash. It was eventually decided that the driver of the BMW should be charged with careless driving and failure to keep right.

At this time, police still do not know if excessive speeding played a factor in the accident.

For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Charges Filed in School Bus Crash in Princeton.”

Princeton Woman Injured in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

Police in Princeton NJ are investigating a traffic accident that resulted in a local woman being hospitalized.

According to authorities, the 56-year-old victim was driving her 1997 Ford Expedition on Mercer Street near Hale Drive when she lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the road.

The SUV ultimately came to a stop when it struck a large, uprooted tree on the side of the road.

Sometime later, emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that the woman was trapped inside the vehicle. The emergency responders eventually removed the woman from the SUV.

Police said that the driver suffered minor injuries in the accident. After the driver was extricated from the vehicle, she was transported to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, where she received medical treatment for her injuries.

In addition to causing bodily injuries to the driver, the accident also resulted in extensive damage to the front end of the SUV.

Police had to shut down Mercer Street for roughly one hour after the accident. Once the woman was taken to the hospital and the debris was removed from the street, police reopened the road for traffic.

Princeton police indicated that the accident is currently under investigation. At this time, the driver has not been charged with reckless driving or careless driving.

To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Princeton Woman Hospitalized After Crashing into Tree.”

Single-Vehicle Crash in Ewing NJ Leads to DWI Charges

A single-vehicle car accident in Ewing NJ left three people with injuries and led police to charge the driver with drunk driving.

Ewing police received a call about a car accident on the southbound lane of Bear Tavern Road in Ewing, New Jersey. When police officers got to the scene, they saw a 2005 Ford Mustang which had crashed into a utility pole.

The pole reportedly sustained serious damage, with power lines also falling down. According to police, the live power lines made it difficult to excise at least one of the passengers from the car.

The vehicle was allegedly driven by a 19-year-old resident of Ewing. After the accident, the driver and two adult passengers in the car were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The driver was later charged with driving while intoxicated because her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was reportedly above the legal limit of .08 percent. However, police have not revealed the driver’s precise BAC at the time of the crash.

Additionally, the driver faces charges for underage DWI because she was under the legal drinking age of 21.

The driver was also cited for several traffic violations, including reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to keep right.

For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “One-Car Crash in Ewing Sends 3 to Hospital, Driver Charged with DWI.”

Trenton NJ Man Accused of Firing Handgun at City Building

A Trenton NJ man was arrested after allegedly firing a gunshot at a city building.

Trenton police received a report of a gunshot on the first block of Ewing Street. Police were also given a description of a vehicle involved in the shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a green Hyundai Sonata, a car matching the description provided to police. They pulled over the car on the 500 block of Perry Street.

When the officers approached the vehicle, they reportedly saw an empty shell casing on the backseat. The officers also said that they saw the handle of a black handgun underneath the driver’s seat.

Officers quickly determined that the 50-year-old driver of the vehicle had fired a shot at a cinder block wall on Ewing Street.

The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with criminal mischief, as well as several weapons offenses. He was also cited for traffic violations, including careless driving and driving with a suspended license.

According to police, the suspect has been cooperating with the investigation.

Officers also spoke with a 59-year-old Trenton man who said that he had been shot at.

The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing. However, at this time, police do not yet know if the suspect had a motive for the shooting.

In the meantime, the suspect was being held at the Mercer County Jail in Hopewell Township on $75,000 bail.

To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “No Motive for Man Who Shot at Trenton Building, Prosecutors Say.”

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Bensalem, PA

Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate a fatal accident on I-95 near Bensalem that killed a New Jersey woman.

The investigation is a top priority for police. As a result, authorities are searching for the driver of a late 1990s or early 2000s black sedan they believe caused the fatal accident.

While police conducted the investigation earlier this week, drivers along I-95 were subject to lengthy delays.

The victim was a 44-year-old mother of three from New Jersey. According to authorities, she had just dropped off her daughter and granddaughter at their home in Bensalem, PA. She then got onto the highway in order to beat the rush hour traffic.

Police said that the victim was talking to her husband on speakerphone while she drove her 2013 Jeep Liberty back to New Jersey. She apparently told her husband that a hostile driver had intentionally served toward her when she tried to merge onto I-95. The fatal accident occurred a short time later.

According to witnesses, another vehicle cut off the victim’s Jeep and then slammed on the brakes.

Tragically, the victim lost control of her Jeep after being forced to suddenly decelerate. The Jeep went airborne and rolled over a number of times.

The Jeep reportedly continued to drive south on I-95 after the accident.

Meanwhile, the victim suffered catastrophic head injuries as a result of the accident. She was taken to Aria Health’s Torresdale campus in Philadelphia, where she died a short time later.

Although PA State Police are investigating the accident, they have not yet identified a suspect. That’s because the accident occurred at the beginning of rush hour, meaning that there weren’t many witnesses.

So far, the few witnesses to come forward have only been able to provide a generic description of the vehicle. Police are urging other individuals who witnessed the accident or its aftermath to please come forward with information.

If the suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they could face a number of very serious criminal charges, including Vehicular Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

For additional information, see the TheIntelligencer.com article entitled “Cops: Finding Car in Deadly Bensalem Crash is a Top Priority.”