Driver Flees and Leaves Man Trapped in Overturned Pickup Truck

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A probationary driver from Somerset fled the scene of a vehicular accident, deserting a Princeton man who was still trapped in his overturned pickup truck.

The police responded to a call in the area of Franklin’s Pierce Street and Cedar Grove Lane. There, they found a 1999 Ford Ranger on its roof, and its 76-year-old driver still inside the vehicle. The police officers helped the driver to crawl out via a side window.

Initial investigations show that the Ford was struck in the rear, thus causing the vehicle to overturn.

Although the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was nowhere to be found, officers spotted a 2002 Saturn license plate on the ground. They responded to the Saturn owner’s house and found out that the driver was indeed involved in the crash. The Saturn sustained heavy front-end damage.

The 18-year-old revealed to the police that the crash occurred as he was changing the radio station. He admitted to getting scared, and immediately driving to a friend’s house nearby.

The driver of the pickup truck complained of feeling pain at the scene of the crash, but refused any medical treatment.

The driver of the Saturn, on the other hand, was issued a summons for reckless and careless driving, leaving the accident scene, failing to keep right, abandoning a vehicle, driving an unsafe vehicle, and violating a probationary driver’s status.

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