Croydon Man Charged with DUI for Striking Mom, Infant Son on Rt 13 in August
A Croydon man has been charged for DUI related offenses connected to a August accident in which a mother and her infant son were struck on Rt 13 in Bristol Borough.
Brian Carter, who just turned 56 this week, is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence (first offense) two summary offenses for careless driving -causing serious bodily injury and a related charge for striking the victim and her son on August 21 on Rt 13 in Bristol Borough.
The incident, occurred around 8 pm in the area of Dollar General when a woman, with her infant son in a stroller crossed from the median onto the south bound lane, being struck by 2015 Nissan Rouge.
The striking vehicle was then rear-ended by a second striking vehicle, police said.
The victim and her son crossed over from the outside southbound lane to the inside southbound lane without activating the overhead pedestrian warning lights which warns oncoming traffic on both sides of the four lane roadway of pedestrian traffic, police said.
Additionally, police said through their investigation, it was determined from the Nissan’s vehicle data Carter was traveling 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.
A Bristol Borough Police officer was seen cradling the infant boy moments after the accident, as a mangled baby stroller stood alone on the highway median
Carter, according to the criminal complaint consented to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test that was drawn at Lower Bucks Hospital hours after the accident. The draw was submitted for testing and in September NMS Labs determined his BAC to be 0.84, which is above the legal limit of .08.
Since the accident rumors swirled Carter was going to be charged for his role in the accident that sent both victims to the hospital.
In October, a picture was posted by a family friend of the infant boy identified as “Chris” who spent weeks at St Christopher’s Childrens Hospital listed in “critical condition” police said at the time.
The mother was treated at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and subsequently released days later.
Bucks County District Attorneys Homicide by Auto Unit and Bristol Borough Police continued on with their investigation days after the accident culminating in the charges filed Tuesday in Bristol Borough District Court.
The operator of the second vehicle a Ford Taurus, was not charged with any crime and therefore that name will not be released by the publication
Carter is being charged by mail summons and does not have a preliminary court date set as of publication time.
Officers from the Warrington and Middletown Township Police Departments assisted with the investigation.
Charged were filed against the mother of the infant boy for drug related offenses hours after this story was published.
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Please confirm the drivers BAC. “The draw was submitted for testing and in September NMS Labs determined his BAC to be 0.84, which is above the legal limit of 0.08.” Is it really.84?