Police in Fairfield New Jersey recently cited a driver for multiple traffic violations after a scary car crash on Route 46.
The accident occurred around 8:35 p.m. According to authorities, patrol officers came across the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident on the rear property of 47 Fairfield Road, just off Route 46 in Fairfield, NJ. The vehicle, a 2012 Hyundai, had reportedly veered off the highway and slammed into an unoccupied Chevrolet Blazer and a vacant dump truck.
Officials said that the driver, a 17-year-old male from Pompton Lakes NJ, lost control of the Hyundai somewhere around mile marker 53 on Route 46. The car was reportedly driving east on the highway at the time of the accident.
It is believed that the accident was caused by two of the vehicle occupants fooling around. The driver allegedly lost control of the car when one of the passengers grabbed the steering wheel. The Hyundai reportedly slid across grass, slammed into two snow plow blades, and ultimately came to a rest between the two unoccupied vehicles.
The passengers in the car included a 16-year-old male who lives in Pompton Lakes and two 16-year-old females who reside in Boonton Township, NJ. All of the occupants got out of the car immediately after the crash. When Fairfield police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the driver and passengers standing outside of the car.
Members of the West Essex First Aid Squad treated the injured parties at the scene. Although some of the passengers complained of pain, they refused to be taken to a hospital for additional medical treatment.
The driver, who reportedly had a provisional license, was issued citations for multiple traffic offenses, including careless driving, allowing too many passengers in a car operated by a provisional driver, and not assuring that his vehicle passengers were wearing seatbelts.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Horseplay Causes Crash on Route 46, Fairfield Police Say.”