MONGOMERY: Man drives down 30-foot embankment

By Charley Falkenburg, Staff Writer
   MONTGOMERY — A 20-year-old Belle Mead man suffered at least one broken leg after falling asleep at the wheel and driving off the road and down a 30-foot embankment in the early hours of May 5, authorities said.
   Police said they found Michael P. McHugh at 2 a.m. trapped inside his 2007 Hyundai Sonata, which was on its roof and located about 60 feet away from Burnt Hill Road and down an embankment about 30 feet below the road surface. Mr. McHugh told the officers he was driving south on Burnt Hill Road when he fell asleep and left the roadway, causing the car to hit several trees and continue to flip before finally coming to a halt.
   Both Montgomery fire companies, the Montgomery EMS and the Somerset MICU also responded and helped extricate Mr. McHugh from his car. Lt. Jim Curry said Mr. McHugh had multiple injuries, but the most serious were the injuries to his legs and said it was determined that at least one of his legs was broken.
   He was flown to the Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton where he was being treated for lower extremity injuries, according to police. As of May 7, Mr. McHugh was listed as being in fair condition at the hospital.
   Mr. McHugh received summonses for failing to maintain a lane and not wearing his seatbelt.