Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Emergency responders said no one was hurt in the incident.
Troy Village Apartment houses were without power and a car was crushed a domino-like series of events yesterday. Late in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 7, a falling tree landed on a nearby power line, which subsequently pulled down a utility poll, which in turn crashed into a parked car. While no one was hurt in the incident, Jersey Central Power & Light crews were called to the scene to repair the poll. They cut power to the nearby housing units while they worked. Springfield Auxiliary police officers stationed at the accident site said the tree fell down on its own and ascribed the break to rot. Neighbors questioned the rot as a cause, noting that the full-grown tree had been uprooted and the recent stormy weather. The owner of the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The driver, Ronald Christian, was issued summons for careless operation, driving with a suspended license, unlicensed operation and having an uninsured vehicle.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
From Mountainside Police Department: On Monday, July 30, a 2003 black Saturn being driven by Ronald Christian, 23, of Irvington, NJ, traveling east on Route 22 was involved in an accident that resulted in Christian getting trapped in the car. When approaching the area of Parkway Drive, the vehicle struck the curb, which caused the driver to lose control and strike a utility pole. The driver, Ronald Christian, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated and airlifted to UMDNJ hospital in Newark. A passenger, Hasheem Youngblood, age 25 of Irvington, was uninjured. Ronald Christian was issued four summons for careless operation, driving with a suspended license, unlicensed operation and having an uninsured vehicle.
Friday, July 6, 2012
An 18-year-old girl is in critical condition after a car accident Wednesday night.
A Millburn teenager was in critical condition Thursday after she was struck by the car of a couple rushing their baby to the hospital, police said. Millburn's first aid squad transported the teenager to University Hospital in Newark, where she is in critical but stable condition, Millburn Police Capt. Michael Palardy said. The 18-year-old, who will be a senior at Millburn High School in the fall, was hit in front of the Haagen-Dazs on Millburn Ave. at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The Springfield man driving the car told police that he and his wife were rushing their 8-month-old baby to Saint Barnabus Medical Center in Livingston. After the accident, the man remained at the scene while the wife brought the baby to the hospital, …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Driver of van uninjured; nearby motorists assisted in getting him out of the vehicle.
Wet road conditions led to a van flipping onto its side this morning on Route 22 in Springfield. A witness to the crash said that the van flipped onto its side outside of the Nissan World of Springfield auto dealership at 9:30 a.m. this morning. The driver was reportedly un-injured and able to climb out the passenger window with the assistance of other motorists.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Minivan fell into steep embankment.
An automobile accident near a large Springfield housing development came close to tragedy this morning. Through a fortunate sequence of events, there were no significant injuries. Springfield fire fighters who responded to the scene said that a blue minivan unoccupied save for the driver rolled off away from the parking lot at the Lakeside by Briant Park apartment complex at approximately 10 a.m. For reasons yet to be determined, the minivan rolled into a steep embankment that drops about 20 feet into a shallow and rocky creek. Firefighters said the car struck a tree after going over the edge. The force of hitting the tree was enough to bounce the minivan up to the edge of the road. Witnesses from nearby apartments said they were able to …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
State Troopers and Springfield First Aid Squad respond to crash.
An old saying maintains that doctors make the worst patients. That aphorism was almost borne out this week when a surgeon was in an early morning car accident on Route 24 in Springfield. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, members of Springfield’s First Aid Squad responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on the highway. FAS Captain Apu Mullick said they found a single patient, a doctor himself, with a severe bleed from his leg. New Jersey State police say the doctor, who has not been identified, was hurt when he drove his car into the back of a tractor trailer. The doctor diagnosed his own injuries and requested a medical helicopter bring him to the hospital. The medevac helicopter turned out to be a flawed prescription. …
Friday, November 5, 2010
Car reportedly went over guard rail.
Traffic on Interstate 78 Westbound was at a standstill for much of the morning as emergency services cleared the road following an accident on the highway that left a woman with critical injuries. According to a New Jersey State Police report, 18-year-old Hillside resident Jennifer Cavadas lost control of her blue Toyota Avalon while driving around a curve on Rte 24 near I-78 shortly before 9 a.m. The car drifted off the road to the right, then re-entered the road and careened over all three lanes of traffic before striking and mounting the curbed median separating the highways before stopping at the median between 78 West and East. Despite spanning multiple lanes over two highways, the accident only involved Cavadas' car. State police…
Friday, February 19, 2010
Photos taken by a Patch reader.
Friday, February 19, 2010
An alert Springfield Patch reader reported that a car accident occurred in Springfield at Mountain Avenue and Shunpike on Thursday, Feb. 18 at approximately 4:10 p.m. The witness said a Jeep hit a telephone pole and that the crash caused extensive front end damage. Police, ambulance and the Fire Department were on the scene.