Father killed with son driving in crash in South Brunswick


SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A father has been killed after his son made what appears to have been an improper turn in front of a dump truck, officials said.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on Route 522.

The eastbound red sedan was hit around 12.30pm when the driver made an inappropriate left turn in front of the westbound truck at Kingston Lane, Deputy Chief Constable James Ryan said.

The family is originally from southern Brunswick, but Ryan did not release their names. The son was hospitalized in critical condition. The teenage daughter was being treated for serious injuries.

Video of the crash shows the truck veering into a bank parking lot after hitting the car. The roof of the car had to be cut in order to free the victims.

First responders to crash on Highway 522 in South Brunswick 8/2/22 (South Brunswick Police)

First responders to crash on Highway 522 in South Brunswick 8/2/22 (South Brunswick Police)

Two fatal accidents last month

This is the fourth fatal crash in southern Brunswick this year, according to state police records.

Helmetta Fire Chief Christopher Acs of Jamesburg was struck and killed July 12 while riding a motorcycle on Georges Road at Summerfield Boulevard. Maheshkum Kuniyil, 48, of the Dayton Branch of Southern Brunswick, received two motor vehicle summonses – failing to yield at an intersection and obstructing the passage of other vehicles.

On June 15, Dean Battaglia, 53, was fatally struck by a vehicle while carrying out work on the shoulder of Georges Road in front of Crossroads Middle School. Shamantha Bolla, 18, of the Monmouth Junction section, has been charged with second degree reckless death by motor vehicle.

A 40-year-old New Brunswick man was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu North on Highway 1 at around 12:40 a.m. on March 12 when it struck the back of a tractor-trailer being driven by a 56-year-old Somerset man.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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