An early morning Ewing auto accident occurred on December 2, 2010, when a vehicle hit a patch of ice and lost control, striking two pedestrians.
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Thursday morning, 82-year-old Felix Soto was driving his truck northbound on Pennington Road when he hit a patch of ice, sending his truck over the curb and into the exterior of Jane David’s Salon near the corner of Pennington Road and Woodland Avenue.
He got out of the truck to examine the damage. A passerby, 65-year-old Patricia Copeland came over to Soto’s vehicle to see if she could be of any assistance.
As they were examining the damage, a car driven by 26-year-old Jacqueline Strouse hit the same patch of ice, traveled over the same curb, and struck both Soto and Copeland.
Soto was thrown onto the lawn of the salon and Copeland was trapped beneath the vehicle.
Copeland remained conscious during the 20 minutes it took for rescuers to lift the vehicle from her left arm and left side using bars and wooden planks.
She was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where she was, amazingly, only treated for a broken leg.
Soto and Strouse were also transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, but did not sustain any serious injuries.
The New Jersey injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile are relieved to hear that no one was seriously injured in this New Jersey auto accident.