Hawthorne – Driver Charged with DWI After Crashing Into Restaurant

Hawthorne – Driver Charged with DWI After Crashing Into Restaurant >

Date Published: 2020/02/13

A driver received several charges and up to 20 tickets after his vehicle crashed into an Italian restaurant Tuesday afternoon, February 11.

40 year-old Hommy Colon was charged with DWI and aggravated assault by auto after his 2005 Nissan Sentra crashed into the side of Bella Fig on Lincoln Avenue at around 12:45 p.m. resulting in injuries for passenger, identified as 42 year-old Tywuan Lopez from Paterson.

Officers who responded at the scene saw Lopez and Colon flee from the scene and into a home on the 100 block of Passaic Avenue. Lopez surrendered after a short while, and Colon had to be taken into custody.

A search conducted into the Sentra turned up several drug paraphernalia, six baggies of crack, two heroin folds and some Marijuana.

Both were taken to Passaic County Jail to await a detention hearing.

We’re glad the driver responsible is brought to justice. We hope the driver is more responsible on the road next time.

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.

In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.

We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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