According to PlanetPrinceton.com, bus driver Jamal Penten, 30, was charged today with assault by auto for the collision he was involved in last Thursday in South Brunswick on Route 130. The accident injured seven people, two of them seriously. The bus hit ten vehicles.
Police charge that Penten was recklessly driving on Route 130 on the morning of February 25th. He failed to reduce his speed to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him, indeed, authorities say that he did not brake or try to avoid hitting the automobile. He instead hit the first car “at full freeway speed”, then traveled on to hit another nine vehicles.
Two bus passengers of the Suburban Transit – Coach USA bus were badly hurt and remain at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The first is a 35 year old man from Brick and the second is a 61 year old woman from Princeton.
Other charges include reckless driving, obstruction of traffic, and following too closely.
We at the Grossman Law Firm extend our best wishes for quick healing to all of those who were involved in this tragedy. We know that such a collision can have consequences which last for months and often years. Have you or a loved one been hurt because of the negligence of another? We urge you to call us today at (877) 764-2215 for a free consultation. We’ll explain the law behind injury cases which may include a right to be compensated. Call today.