Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hitting a pedestrian will cost you $85

NJ State Legislator Hits a pedestrian ...may cost him $170

Jackson Township police have ticketed a state senator whose sport utility vehicle struck and critically injured a 74-year-old pedestrian. Senator Robert Singer of Ocean County is accused of careless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Each ticket carries an $85 fine that could increase depending on the severity of the injuries.

The accident occurred one week ago, less than a mile from where the lawmaker was involved in a crash that killed a driver four years ago.

Barbara Sara was struck while walking from her home to buy cigarettes at a gas station. She remains in critical condition with broken bones.

Singer has been involved in three serious motor vehicle accidents since 1997. He was found not to be at fault in the other two.

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