NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A cyclist was injured after being struck by a large Nestlé branded water delivery truck at the corner of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street on September 23.
New Brunswick Police confirmed that the female victim was taken to a nearby hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries.”
But five days later, police still declined to give much additional information about the crash, saying the crash was “still under investigation and not yet completed.”
“At this time there have been no criminal charges filed and none are pending,” confirmed NBPD Captain JT Miller. “As you are aware, the motor vehicle accident report will be posted online, free of charge in a timely manner upon its completion.”
At the crash scene, New Brunswick Today overheard a Nestlé employee speaking with NBPD officers and signing off on having the company’s truck towed away, and authorizing police to inspect it.
“They told me the truck ‘broke down’ when I called asking where my delivery was,” one reader told New Brunswick Today.
An advisory message sent over the city’s Nixle alert system at 10:39am warned of “an ongoing motor vehicle accident investigation.”
“Commuters should expect delays and detours in the area.”
A Rutgers spokesperson told Patch.com that the injured cyclist was not a Rutgers student or employee.
Nestlé is one of the most hated companies in the world, and it is associated with “child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing and mislabeling,” according to ZMEScience.com.
According to the film “Bottled Life,” currently controls more than 70 of the world’s bottled water brands, including Perrier, San Pellegrino and Vittel.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.