Fairfield NJ police cited a driver for numerous traffic offenses after a frightened car accident on Route 46.
The car crash happened around 8:35 p.m. According to law enforcement, Fairfield patrol cops came across the aftermath of a car accident on the rear property of 47 Fairfield Road, just off Route 46 in Fairfield, New Jersey. The motor vehicle, a 2012 Hyundai, had veered off the highway and struck an unoccupied Chevrolet Blazer and a dump truck.
Authorities indicated that the driver, a 17-year-old man from Pompton Lakes, NJ, lost control of his vehicle near mile marker 53 along Route 46. The car was reportedly traveling east on the highway when the accident occurred.
Investigators said that the accident was caused by horseplay. The driver reportedly lost control of the Hyundai when one of the passengers grabbed hold of the steering wheel. The Hyundai slid across grass, crashed into two snow plow blades, and ultimately stopped between the two unoccupied vehicles.
Among the passengers in the Hyundai were a 16-year-old man from Pompton Lakes and two 16-year-old females who live in Boonton Township, New Jersey. All of the occupants exited the car immediately after the scary accident. When Fairfield NJ police officers got to the scene of the accident, they found the driver and passengers standing on the side of the roadway.
The West Essex First Aid Squad provided medical treatment for the injured individuals at the scene.
The driver, who reportedly was driving with a provisional license, was cited for several traffic violations, including careless driving, having too many passengers in a car operated by a provisional driver, and not making sure that his passengers were wearing seatbelts.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Horseplay Causes Crash on Route 46, Fairfield Police Say.”