According to Chris Christie, after getting into the collision with motorcyclist Andre Mendonca in 2002 the two men had no subsequent contact.
But court records show that mendonca filed suit two years later. We asked Christie on Monday why he had denied the existence of the suit, and Christie said he was never served.
In fairness the suit was dismissed two months later. And a quick check with the Essex County Sheriff’s office has no record of papers being served in the civil suit.
However, some new details have emerged. Apparently Christie was not on his way TO the swearing in ceremony of Union County Prosecutor Ted Romankow. According to the Elizabeth Police Director he was on his way FROM that ceremony. And a police officer did drive Christie to his attorney’s office in Cranford after the incident. When asked about that detail Christie said he didn’t remember. He added that the incident was “seven years ago.”
Christie added that he didn’t leave the scene until after he helped Mendonca into the ambulance. A detail that he did seem to recall seven years after the fact.