A Chester Township man accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Mendham Township, New Jersey has turned himself in.
According to authorities, the 42-year-old suspect was behind the wheel of a Mercedes that “excessively” tailgated a gray Audi A5. The incident occurred on Tempe Wick Road as the vehicles moved through Jockey Hollow National Park in Mendham Township, NJ.
At some point, as the vehicles got close to Leddell Road, the suspect allegedly struck the Audi from behind. The Audi then skidded off the road and overturned.
The two victims, who both live in Mendham Township, were taken to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ. They were treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
After the accident, Mendham Township police asked local residents to help identify the driver who caused the accident.
The suspect later turned himself in to law enforcement. He has been charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and failure to render assistance.
At this time, investigators do not believe that the suspect intentionally caused the accident.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody. He will have to appear in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ at a later date to address the charges against him.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Chester Man Turns Self in After Alleged Hit-and-Run.”