A man from New York City crashed a car while driving on Route 80 on May 13 at around 1:45 a.m. The serious car accident caused one of the vehicle passengers to be severely injured.
A New Jersey State Police trooper observed a white Volvo V70 moving in an erratic manner on Route 80, headed in the eastern direction. According to authorities, the trooper activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens and started to close the gap. However, the motorist, 20-year-old Romeo Abreu, attempted to take Exit 64 instead of pulling over. The vehicle eventually came to a stop after striking a guardrail and overturning.
The passenger in the front seat, identified as 22-year-old Glenda Kickuth of Virginia, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the passenger in the backseat, 20-year-old Tatiana Escobar of Bergenfield, NJ, sustained leg injuries that also required treatment at the hospital.
According to jail records, Abreu faces the following charges:
- Assault by auto
- Causing a severe injury while driving a motor vehicle
- Causing a severe injury while eluding police
- Trying to elude police
The driver is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail, located in Hackensack, on a $50,000 bail amount. There is an ongoing investigation into the accident, so additional charges may be forthcoming.
For additional information about the car accident, view the NorthJersey.com article, “New York City Man Charged with Assault by Auto in Route 80 Crash in Hackensack.”
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another person, contact the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner. You may be able to recover damages for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of potential future earnings and pain and suffering.