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Auto Accident on Newburgh-Beacon Bridge: PA Man Faces Felony Charges

A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges after his tractor-trailer collided head-on with a New Jersey woman’s car on Monday evening on the Newburgh-Beacon bridge. Police say that James Tiedeken’s rig was traveling westbound on I-84 at about 9:30pm when it veered out of control, crossed the median and collided head-on with a Subaru driven by Elissa Betterbid, 39. Betterbid was  taken to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where she was treated for head, leg and internal injuries. Tiedeken, 39, was charged with vehicular assault, a felony, along with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident due to a driver having been under the influence of a substance, contact us immediately for help. Read the full article.