1 Dead, 11 Injured in Multivehicle New Jersey Car Crash

A multivehicle New Jersey car crash in Burlington County leaves one woman dead and 11 others injured.

At approximately 1 p.m. on February 22, a black Chevy Tahoe, headed south on Route 130, rear-ended a Mercedes Benz at Cooper Street. This impact forced the Mercedes into a bus stop, striking a 25-year-old woman, who was waiting in the bus shelter, before colliding with a light pole.

The impact of the crash also flipped the SUV onto its roof and caused it to strike another vehicle before coming to rest.

The driver of the SUV, Floyd M. Jones, 48, has been found to have been driving with a suspended license – something that is not unfamiliar to him, as he has been charged with driving with a suspended license seven times in the last 20 years. His license has been suspended 33 times, and he has been arrested 37 times, used 13 different aliases and seven Social Security numbers. He also has 11 warrants out for his arrest.

The negligence of Jones’ decision to drive caused harm to 11 people, including several children in his vehicle, one of whom is a 3-year-old, not properly restrained in a car seat.

Jones was charged with causing a death while driving with a suspended license, endangering the welfare of a child, and seven counts of causing serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended license.

Among the most seriously injured are the 25-year-old pedestrian, who was reported in serious condition, and a 13-year-old girl who was in the SUV, in critical condition.

Jones’ girlfriend, 57-year-old Joette Beatty of Willingboro, sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

The Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joette Beatty and wish the other victims of this accident a quick and full recovery from the injuries they have sustained.