“He did identify himself as U.S. attorney,” Cosgrove said…..
Asked whether Christie’s job title factored into the officer’s decision, Cosgove said, “I don’t think I want to make that kind of deduction, but I think the facts speak for themselves.”
“This was an unfortunate accident and just like a lot of us, Chris knows he can always be a better driver,” said Maria Comella, a campaign spokeswoman.
Christie was driving a rented BMW sedan and apparently had lost his way when he attempted to turn right onto a street that was one-way in the other direction, according to the police report. A motorcyclist, Andre Mendonca of Elizabeth, was riding towards Christie, and both men saw one another and put on the brakes, police said. Christie’s vehicle came to a stop, and the motorcycle then “fell on its side and slid into his vehicle,” according to the police report.
Mendonca was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Newark, Cosgrove said. He said he did not know the extent of Mendonca’s injuries or “the seriousness of the condition.” Mendonca could not be reached for comment tonight.