Bethlehem, Pennsylvania man involved in automobile accident then taken to jailMay 2nd, 2012 by Gabriel Z. Levin
A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, man involved in an automobile accident on Sunday April 22 was treated in a hospital for injuries as a result of the incident. Reports say that despite his condition he was later taken to jail for a parole violation, according to NJ.com.
Juan Colon allegedly lost control of his vehicle while driving on Route 29, near the intersection with Brookville Hollow Road. At the time of the accident, it was raining, according to reports. After police arrived on the scene, the 25-year-old driver was transported to Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, which lies about one hour west of Newark.
Colon was treated for hip and shoulder injuries, but was later released. Patrolman Jason Marerro collected his information and realized there were two outstanding arrest warrants issued for Colon, one in Northampton County and the other in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. The warrants stemmed from a past parole violation.
Colon was then taken to an unnamed jail, and was ultimately charged with driving with a suspended license and reckless driving.
In 2011, there were almost 2,000 fatal accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey combined, according to various websites. In Pennsylvania, the number of fatal accidents dropped 2.5 percent from 2010 to 2011. However, the opposite was the case in the Garden State, as sources say there was an increase of 66 fatal accidents in the state during that time.
Car accidents, fatal or not, are serious incidents and often require prompt medical treatment, especially if there. If you have been involved in an automobile accident, and have endured back injuries or neck injuries, you may benefit from a consultation with a car accident and injury lawyer.
With the assistance of this professional, you can receive the damages from your pain and suffering entitled to you under the law.