Driver charged with careless driving in two car accident on Smith Road

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The 2000 Red Kia Spectra being towed from the scene by Eagle Towing

PARSIPPANY — Mr. Konstanti Leontarakis, 29, Saddle River was traveling at a high rate of speed on Smith Road through a red traffic light and struck a vehicle driven by Mr. Mohammad Al-amid, 27, Wharton. This accident occurred on Monday, March 13 at 6:43 p.m. Mr. Al-amid has a green traffic signal and was exiting off Route 46 West to Smith Road at the time of the impact.

Mr. Leontarakis was driving a 2015 Black BMW 4S, which was towed from the scene by Eagle Towing.

Mr. Al-amid was driving a 2000 Red Kia Spectra, which was also towed from the scene by Eagle Towing. Mr. Al-amid, and his 21 year old female passenger were both transported to St. Clares Hospital, Denville.

Mr. Leontarakis was issued a summons to appear in Parsippany Municipal Court for careless driving.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officer Lampros Nicos investigated the accident.

Careless driving ticket N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 is perhaps the most common traffic violation heard in every New Jersey Municipal Court. A person found guilty of this violation faces two motor vehicle and insurance points plus a fine. Incarceration may be imposed up to 15 days for careless driving although courts rarely if ever exercise such discretion. The Court is likelier to impose jail for this violation in the event of an accompanying DUI charge that was dismissed based on a technicality. The court may also suspend a driver’s license if it finds the violation to have been willful.

The 2000 Kia Spectra was being driven by Mohammad Al-amid, Wahrton
Both passengers of the vehicle were transported to St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville
The driver of the 2015 BMW 4S was charged with careless driving
The debris on the road from the accident
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