South Brunswick: Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced today that a three week investigation into a serious motor vehicle crash has resulted in a 23 year old South Brunswick man being charged with drunk driving and assault by auto. The crash took place on August 15, 2020 at 2:03 AM on Promenade Boulevard at Princeton Walk Boulevard and involved a motorcycle and a car.
South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau determined Aditya Shajil, age 23 of South Brunswick was driving a 2013 Honda Accord southbound on Princeton Walk Boulevard when he came to a stop sign at Promenade Boulevard. Mr. Shajil entered the intersection to turn left and collided with a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle that was headed westbound on Promenade Boulevard. The motorcycle driver, Justin Wijesinghe, age 20 of South Brunswick suffered serious head and spinal injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Mr. Wijesinghe remains hospitalized.
Police officers administered field sobriety tests to Mr. Shajil on scene and later obtained a search warrant for his blood. The blood sample was sent off to the New Jersey State Police lab for analysis. The results were returned this week. Mr. Shajil is charged with a 3rd degree count of assault by auto resulting in serious bodily injury and driving while under the influence, as well as other motor vehicle charges.
Chief Hayducka said, “This crash just reminds every one of the dangers of drinking and driving. Two lives will forever be altered by this crash.” He added, “Please keep Justin and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he continues his long recovery.”
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Safety Officer Mike Leung of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7430.