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Wrong-Way DWI Crash In Raritan Leaves Baby Dead And Mom And Child Injured


Date: September 4, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – On Saturday night, 62-year-old Ronald B. Rebernik, who was driving drunk, killed a 1-year-old boy after his car jumped a curb and hit a mom and her 2 kids.

Rebernik was behind the wheel of his 2004 Ford Escape, travelling southbound on Anderson Street when he crossed to the northbound side. He lost control of his car, struck 2 parked vehicles, left the roadway and continued southbound on the sidewalk where he hit the mother with 2 kids. He didn’t stop after hitting them and went back onto the roadway where he hit 2 more parked vehicles before his car came to a rest.

The mother and her 5-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries. The 1-year-old died at the accident spot.

The victims were sent to area hospitals by Medics and Medevac.

Rebernik was taken into custody and charged with:

  • 2 counts of third-degree assault by auto
  • Driving under the influence of CDS
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substance

He was sent to the area hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the accident. After his release, he was expected to be transported to the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

News Source: www.Patch.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.