Monday, March 18, 2013
A man traveling northbound on the Parkway died last night in a single-car accident in Woodbridge, the New Jersey State Police say.
A man driving on the Garden State Parkway near a Woodbridge exit was killed Sunday night in a single-car collision. Around 8:30 pm, the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling northbound on the toll road when he apparently lost control of the vehicle next Exit 129, said Sgt. Adam Grossman, New Jersey State Police spokesman. "The car went off the road in the right lane, then bounced back to the left lane where it hit the center median," Grossman said. The vehicle came to rest on the left shoulder of the roadway, he said. The driver was pronounce dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld by police pending notification of the victim's family, Grossman added. The accident is still under investigation. Follow Woodbridge Patch on …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The victims, all of whom were conscious, were rescued after the windshield of the van tin which they were traveling was pried off.
A white van traveling on the Garden State Parkway early this morning flipped over in an accident, imprisoning the vehicle's three occupants. The van, which was traveling northbound on the Parkway just after midnight when the vehicle flipped over. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. The vehicle flipped over at the foot of one of a bridge, said Sgt. Adam Grossman, spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. It came to rest in the middle lane. Inside, three occupants were trapped. The windshield of the vehicle had to be pried off in order to rescue the victims. All three were conscious, Grossman said, when they were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Grossman said their injuries …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Eric Kim died when his boat and "No Surrender" crashed
A man from the Colonia section of Woodbridge died after his boat and another boat collided on the ocean off Long Branch, state police said on Monday morning. Eric Kim, 31, died after his boat was struck off Long Branch by "No Surrender," a 38-foot boat piloted by Thomas Oloughlin, 44, of Princeton, on Saturday afternoon, said Sgt. Brian Polite. Kim's passenger, Soo Lee, 34, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, suffered cuts, but was not seriously injured, Polite said. Polite said police are not releasing the names of the passengers aboard "No Surrender," but did say that the pilot and passengers were not injured. Kim may have originally been taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for head injuries. He was later pronounced dead at …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The bridge carrying Interstate 195 over the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville was damaged when a truck crashed and caught fire beneath it Wednesday morning, killing the truck's driver. The lane closure is expected to last up to six weeks.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 3) announced that westbound traffic on a heavily traveled Interstate 195 overpass over the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County will be restricted to one lane for up to six weeks. The normal complement of two eastbound travel lanes across the overpass will be maintained. The overpass sustained damage earlier today when a truck crashed and became engulfed in flames beneath the overpass. To ensure the safety of motorists, NJDOT will prohibit travel on one of the two westbound lanes provided by the overpass. A new I-195 overpass that is being built in connection with the widening of …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A car flipped over and another plowed into The Forge, narrowly missing wedding party guests outside the restaurant.
A two-car accident on Route 9 last night caused one car to flip over and the other to careen into The Forge restaurant, narrowly missing guests of a wedding party who were standing outside the restaurant. Tim, a Woodbridge resident who saw the accident, said a red automobile was speeding on the northbound side of Route 9 around 9:30 pm when it came upon a black SUV in the left lane. "The red car ran into the black SUV and caused it to flip over," Tim said. The car then shot over the parking lot and into The Forge. The auto clipped two of the columns outside the restaurant and just missed hitting wedding guests who were outside but still near the entrance. According to another bystander, one of the women in the group outside the Forge "was…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The squad's president said ACFAS was on the scene within four minutes - two minutes better than the national average.
When you call 911, it might feel like it's taking forever to get there. Remember, though, it only feels that way, said the president of a local emergency services squad that responded to a dramatic accident in Avenel on Wednesday. "Often, those waiting for an ambulance to respond will feel as if it takes "forever" even though that is not the case," said John McHale of the Avenel-Colonia First Aid Squad (ACFAS). The dispatch records show that ACFAS was on the scene "in four minutes," McHale said of the September 12 accident on Route 1 in front of the Holiday Day Inn Express. Four minutes was "completely acceptable," McHale said, reacting to comments from several observers of the accident who said they called 911 and it took a long time …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
An accident between a car and truck in Avenel yesterday afternoon made rush hour murder on commuters.
A late afternoon collision in front of the Holiday Inn Express in Avenel cracked up two vehicles, overturned one of them, and caused huge traffic delays just in time for rush hour traffic. The crash happened approximately 3:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, and caused a traffic back up on Route 1 North that one observer said went "all the way to the Driscoll Bridge." A pickup truck flipped over in the collision, and the hood of a grey car was crumpled up like a used tissue. The driver of the truck apparently crawled out of the vehicle and is seen picking up his belongings after a wrecker uprighted the overturned truck. All the airbags deployed in the car. Firemen said that there were no serious injuries in the crash. A passerby in the …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Jean Donato died in a fall down the BOE stairs in March. Now the building is safer, but her family still grieves.
You may or may not notice the new railings on the multiple exterior staircases of the Woodbridge Board of Education building. They're probably the most significant change on the face of the building since it began its life as a school in 1876 before eventually being repurposed into an administration building for the district. The installation of the railings came about after Jean Donato, chief clerk in the district's purchasing department, fell down the stairs in March and succumbed to her injuries. Donato had been participating in a township-run event, "Moves Like Woodbridge," that encouraged township and BOE employees to dance around for three minutes at a predetermined time to encourage physical fitness. Donato, recalled her son, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The late afternoon accident added to traffic woes Thursday.
A motorist exiting the Garden State Parkway onto Route 27 in Iselin Thursday careened into the guard rail and added to rush hour headaches yesterday. The driver hit a guard rail next to the Metropark rail tracks, right across from the Parkway access road. The damaged car, with the bumper hanging off, was in a prime location to cause massive traffic delays on the well-travelled road. The accident happened around 4:30 pm. Woodbridge police were on the seen to cordon off the disabled car.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A driver and passenger in a Dodge Neon were pronounced dead earlier this afternoon in an accident that is still under investigation.
Two men died in an accident on the southbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike today, just past the Exit 11 interchange at Woodbridge. A 1998 Dodge Neon, traveling in the southbound truck lanes of the turnpike, was driving "erratically" according to eyewitness reports, said Stephen Jones, spokesman for the NJ State Police. The car swerved onto the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a snow mound, then a guard rail, Jones said. The car then bounced into the left lane and hit crashed into an overpass support. The two occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was unidentified, while the passenger was said to be a 21-year-old man from Atlantic Highlands, Jones said. The passenger's name was withheld pending …