A Chester Township NJ man who allegedly left the scene of an accident in Mendham Township, NJ turned himself in to authorities.
According to law enforcement, the 42-year-old suspect was driving a Mercedes that “excessively” tailgated a gray Audi A5 and ultimately caused a serious auto accident. The incident happened on Tempe Wick Road while the cars drove through Jockey Hollow National Park in Mendham Township, New Jersey.
When the vehicles approached Leddell Road, the suspect allegedly slammed into the Audi from behind. As a result of the contact, the Audi reportedly left the roadway and overturned.
The two victims, who are both from Mendham Township NJ, were rushed to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. The victims received medical treatment at the hospital for what were said to be non-life-threatening injuries.
After the car accident, Mendham Township police asked for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the Mercedes.
The suspect eventually turned himself in to Mendham NJ police. He was subsequently charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render assistance, and reckless driving.
Mendham Township police continue to investigate the accident. Investigators do not believe that the suspect intended to cause the car crash.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody. He will be required to appear in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown at a later date to answer the charges against him.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Chester Man Turns Self in After Alleged Hit-and-Run.”