A $1.125 million settlement was reached in a Middlesex County suit, Obando v. New Jersey Dept. of Transportation, on Sept. 20 between the state and a 42-year-old off-duty police officer after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash allegedly caused by faulty expansion joints on Route 130 in Cranbury.

On Aug. 23, 2018, Alexander Obando was riding his motorcycle when he lost control, hit a curb, and was ejected. At the time of the accident, Obando was a police officer in the township of North Brunswick and missed nine months of work due to his injuries, said his lawyer, Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge.