Franklin Twp. – If it is true that lighting does not strike twice in the same place but this is untrue when it comes to traffic mishaps. A lady was hit by an SUV and run over one more time by a second SUV along Rte. 27.
According to Franklin Township Police Officer Philip Rizzo, at around 7:52 o’clock Tuesday night, a report was relayed that a pedestrian was struck at Rte. 27 just north of Reler Lane.
Officers responded to the call and found victim Kernita A. Caines, age 29, resident of the Somerset section lying along the northbound lanes of Rte. 27. She appeared to sustain critical injuries.
Rizzo and responding officers learned that Caines was crossing Rte. 27 when she was hit by an Acura 2008 MDX operated by Sam John, age 33, resident of North Brunswick. Thereupon, she fell into the northbound lanes of the road.
Making matter worse was Caines was run over for the second time by a Ford 2001 Expedition operated by Floyd Hercules, age 51, resident of Edison.
Rizzo said that Caines was rushed to the University Hospital of Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick. Medical staff determined that her injuries were non-life-threatening, merely facial injuries. She was treated and released after determining that she was in stable condition.
Due to the incident, Rte. 27 was close for about 3 hours during the course of the investigation.
The incident is still under investigation by contributing components composed of Franklin Township Police Department’s Targeted traffic Security Bureau. So far, no charges have been filed.
Barely two months ago; two teeners died early Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle crash.
The police responded after a 3:30 o’clock call from 911 that reported a crash that morning. They arrived and discovered two young people ranging from ages 19-year-old and a 17-year-old both residents of Boothbay Harbor were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names and genders were not immediately available to the public.
Investigation indicated the 19-year-old driver of a Ford Explorer was traveling north along Rte. 27 near the corner of River Rd. when the person behind the wheel lost control. The SUV crossed over to the southbound lane and hit a number of trees along the way coming to rest. Both were dead since driver was not wearing any seat belt; although the passenger was wearing one, the strong impact still caused the death. Deputies continue to investigate the factor of the crash, whether alcohol or drugs may have been involved.
Based on the figures released Monday in their annual report compiled by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Route 27.is considered as one of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Union County. In the report from the years 2010 to 2012, Campaign reported that 29 people pedestrians were killed as they were just walking along or crossing roads in the county.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign is strongly recommending for New Jersey’s dads to pass laws to protect pedestrians and initiate funding additional protection improvements for both pedestrians and bicyclist.
Accident victims have rights. If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
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