A Hackettstown woman has been charged with reckless driving after her car collided with a taxi, injuring three (3) people and causing a 14-month-old baby to be ejected out of the taxi.
On April 1, 63-year-old Mary Caravan drove through a stop sign on Franklin Street and struck a taxi. As a result, the taxi driver and two (2) passengers were trapped inside the vehicle, while the passengers’ baby was ejected from the back of the vehicle.
When emergency services arrived on the scene, the parents were taken in an ambulance and the baby was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center.
Because police have determined that the baby was not in a child-restraint seat at the time of the accident, it is possible that the taxi driver and/or the parents of the child could be charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The accident is still being investigated by the Hackettstown Detective Bureau and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Hackettstown Woman Charged with Reckless Driving After Accident Ejects Baby from Taxi.“