EHC Man Charged With DWI, Racing Following Route 30 Crash
A man from Egg Harbor City is facing a list of charges including DWI and racing following a crash on Route 30 in Absecon Monday afternoon.
Absecon Police say they responded to Rt. 30 westbound in the area of the Travelodge Hotel for a crash just before 4:30PM Monday.
According to police, two vehicles were involved in a crash; one rolled over into the marsh. The driver of that vehicle was taken to ARMC-City for treatment of his injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, 31-year-old Vishal H. Patel of Egg Harbor City, was arrested and charged with assault by auto, DWI, reckless driving, racing, and several other motor vehicle violations.
Four other people inside Patel's vehicle refused medical treatment, according to authorities.
It was reported by witnesses that Patel’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and was passing on the shoulder of the roadway.
Westbound Route 30 was closed for about two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or anything leading-up to the crash is encouraged to contact Absecon Police at (609) 641-0667.