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9/1/2017 - BTPD Issues Charges Against Driver from August 3rd Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Collision on Sunset Road

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – Today, the Burlington Township Police Department arrested the driver of the vehicle that struck and severely injured a pedestrian on Sunset Road this past August.

Brittany Saar (20 y/o female from Burlington, NJ) was charged with one criminal count of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Being Suspended and Causing Serious Bodily Injury. In addition, she was issued two motor vehicle summons, one for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Being Suspended and one for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

These charges stem from the joint investigation that was conducted by members of the department’s Investigation Bureau and Traffic Safety Unit. That investigation revealed that at approximately 11:25 PM on August 3, 2017 Saar was operating an unregistered vehicle with a suspended driver license. As she travelled westbound on Sunset Road in the area of Classic Drive, her vehicle struck Savannah Gentile, who was standing in the roadway. Gentile suffered severe head trauma as well as several fractures to her pelvis and legs.

Saar was released on a summons pending her appearance in court.