Bristol Man Pleads Guilty to DUI in Striking Mother, Son Last Summer on Rt 13
A Bristol Township man who struck a mother and her son while crossing Route 13 in Bristol Borough last year summer pleaded guilty in late May to driving under the influence and two driving related summary offenses.
Brian Carter, 57 of Croydon agreed to the plea deal in May 11 hearing for his role in the crash that sent the infant boy, “Chris” and his mother to area hospitals after he struck them on the night of August 21.
The accident, in the area of Dollar General store 610 Bristol Pike, occurred around 8 pm when Kelley Lewis with the baby stroller crossed from the median onto the south bound lane, being struck by a white SUV. The striking vehicle was rear-ended by a second striking vehicle, a witness on scene told Lower Bucks Source.
Lewis was subsequently charged with drug related offenses after the accident by Bristol Borough Police. She is scheduled for trial on August 8.
Friends and loved ones of Carter denied he was driving under the influence at the time of the accident, expressing frustration with the charges and subsequent coverage of the accident.
Carter remained at the scene after accident and cooperated with the Police in their investigation.
Carter was sentenced to six months probation, pay fines totaling $300.00. and is required to take highway safety classes as part of his guilty plea.
The accident, one many on Rt 13, in the Bristol area led to locals calling for changes to be made on the well traveled roadway. In recent months, local, county, and state officials have been meeting to discuss possible safety measures that could be taken to make crossing the highway safer for pedestrians. Of note is an ongoing study being performed by a Philadelphia based university on Rt 13. Lower Bucks Source has been unsuccessful with obtaining information about the study and its purpose, but area officials have, off the record, spoken about the study a number of times.
The little boy Christopher injured in the accident, at last check with sources close to the family is doing well, they said.
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