Police in Mendham Township are looking for the driver of a Mercedes Benz that allegedly struck another vehicle and then left the scene of the accident.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was driving behind a gray Audi A5 on Tempe Wick Road. The vehicles were traveling west on the road and driving through Jockey Hollow National Park when the BMW allegedly began to tailgate the Audi.
The victim later told police that the Mercedes stuck his car from behind as the vehicles approached Leddell Road. The contact caused the Audi to skid off the road and overturn before landing back on the street.
The occupants of the Audi, a 53-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, were injured as a result of the accident. Afterwards, they were taken to Morristown Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. At this time, officials have not released information on the extent of the victims’ injuries.
Mendham police have released a description of the Mercedes that allegedly caused the accident and then fled the scene. It is described as a grey or silver model C300 or C350. Police believe that the Mercedes is from 2012 or 2013.
As a result of the collision, the vehicle is likely missing its Mercedes emblem. The crash also caused significant damage to the vehicle’s passenger side, resulting in the loss of pieces of the grill and headlight assembly.
When the driver left the scene of the accident, the car was headed toward Harding, NJ. Mendham Township police believe that the driver may have been going to Mendham, Chester, Long Valley, or Randolph, New Jersey.
The Mendham Township Police Department has asked for the public’s assistance in tracking down the driver. Anyone who has information about the accident should contact investigators at 973-543-2581.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Mendham Township Police Seek Aggressive Hit-and-Run Driver.”