A horrific accident created some chaos Wednesday evening in Jersey City. Authorities say the driver who caused the car accident was under the influence of alcohol and will likely need Orlando car accident attorneys. That driver walked away from the scene and was taken into custody by police at a nearby location. The car accident left two Jersey City residents dead and another person suffered personal injuries.
Law enforcement says a 34-year-old man, high on drugs, drove at high speed in the area of Grove and Grand streets in Jersey City Wednesday evening. The man GMC slammed into a taxicab and plowed that vehicle onto the sidewalk, where a 41-year-old man was making his way home from work. The cab exploded into flames with the cab driver and his fare still inside the taxi. Chefs from a nearby restaurant jumped into action.
The restaurant workers grabbed all of the establishment’s fire extinguishers and rushed to the fiery wreck. The workers frantically tried to assist the passenger, who was trapped in the back seat of the cab. The 44-year-old Jersey City resident, husband, and father, had just celebrated his birthday the day before the crash.
The restaurant employees frantically reached for the man’s arms through the flames, and spent all five of the extinguishers in a valiant effort to save the accident victim from the burning vehicle. The heat from the flames was too severe and the chefs from the nearby restaurant were not able to save the man in the back of the cab. The passenger had severe burns over his entire body and died at Jersey City Medical Center.
The 41-year-old man who was walking home was killed by the crushing blow from the pedestrian accident. He too leaves behind a family, including his wife and his 4-year-old son. The cab driver suffered personal injuries, but authorities say the driver’s injuries were not serious.
The man who police say caused the accident walked away from the crash. He began talking to an officer nearby. That officer noticed the man’s eyes appeared glassy and he was slurring his speech. Police arrested the man on Tacoma DWI charges in relation to the double-fatal car and pedestrian accident.