A Belleville woman has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident that killed a 20-year-old Bloomfield woman.
The woman was killed in a single vehicle accident on August 2, 2015.
According to reports, the driver, an 18-year-old woman, was driving a Jeep on interstate 95 when the accident occurred. The Bloomfield woman was a passenger in the vehicle, returning home from an audition for the “American Idol” television show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Chief of Homicide by Vehicle Division for the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the driver, who is being tried as a juvenile, will be charged with homicide by vehicle as well as three counts of aggravated assault by vehicle. On top of this, he noted she has also been charged with seven misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment.
Pennsylvania State Police responded to the accident at 6:41 p.m. According to a state police new release, it was then that they found “six individuals lying in various locations outside of the vehicle with injuries varying from minor to one being unresponsive.”
Despite the charges, when the driver was reached by phone she said she was “not driving recklessly.”
Every time a vehicle takes to the roadway, regardless of the driver and location, there is as chance of an accident. In this case, a vehicle full of people was involved in an accident, leading to the death of an aspiring singer.
When this type of accident occurs, it is important for everybody involved to receive medical attention. After that, the victims and their family members can then learn more about what happened and explore their legal options.
Source: NorthJersey.com, “Belleville driver charged in crash that killed aspiring American Idol singer from Bloomfield,” Roman J. Uschak, Belleville Times, Dec. 30, 2015