Monday, May 13, 2013
The 17-year-old driver from Hazlet and two juvenile passengers reported no injuries after the accident Sunday.
A vehicle flipped over after the driver struck a concrete divider and traffic signal pole at the intersection of Route 35 and Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen on Sunday, according to Police Chief John Powers. Shortly before 5 p.m., a 17-year-old Hazlet resident lost control while driving a 2011 Nissan Maxima through the intersection. The driver was attempting to turn right onto Route 35 south from Cliffwood Avenue when the one-vehicle accident occurred, Powers said. The car came to rest on its roof. The 17-year-old and two juvenile passengers did not report any injuries. The driver was ticketed for careless driving and violation of passenger restrictions for a provisional driver's license, according to Powers. P.O. Matthew McDow conducted …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
He was flown to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center with possible injuries after the one-vehicle accident.
A Whiting man is facing DWI charges after an accident in Cliffwood Beach Wednesday night. According to Chief John Powers, Jason Finnerty, 38, was driving a 2006 Mercury on South Concourse toward the Raritan Bay at about 8 p.m. when he struck the guardrail at the end of the road near Beach Drive. Finnerty was flown to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center by helicopter with possible internal injuries. He is charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The accident resulted in damage to the guardrail and minor damage to the township sewer pump station, which is located there, Powers said. The pump station remains functional, he said. The accident was investigated by P.O. Frank Maisano, P.O. Brian Albert and Sgt. Matthew Lloyd. …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Main Street expected to reopen soon, police say
Main Street in Matawan was closed Thursday afternoon after a tractor trailor leaked diesel fuel on the roadway, police said. According to Lt. Ben Smith, a UPS truck was driving over the train tracks toward Route 34 shortly before 4 p.m.. As the tractor trailer crossed the tracks, a spring broke and punctured a whole in the gas tank. The truck continued driving but stopped on Main Street near Bart's Restaurant when the driver noticed there was an issue. A woman driving behind the truck slid on the fuel and had a minor, one-vehicle accident, Smith said. She was not injured. "Diesel fuel on the roadway is like ice," Smith said. "It's very slippery." The Matawan Fire Department and Matawan First Aid Squad responded to the scene to help close …
Friday, August 10, 2012
One accident victim will be flown by helicopter to the hospital, police say
One person will be medevaced by NJ State Police following an accident involving at least two vehicles on the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m., about five cars near milemarker 121 in Old Bridge were involved in collisions, according to NJ State Police. It is unclear at this time if they were involved in the same accident or separate accidents. The victim to be flown to the hospital was entrapped in the vehicle following the accident. The victim complained of chest pains, however the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time, NJ State Police said. The conditions and identities of the other drivers are currently unknown, however no injuries are considered life-threatening…
Monday, August 6, 2012
The victim's identity and condition were not immediately available
A motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Monday night after the driver lost control of the motorcycle on the Garden State Parkway, according to NJ State Police. Police say that shortly after 8 p.m., the motorcyclist took the southbound entrance of the Parkway from Lloyd Road in Aberdeen, passed through the toll plaza, and lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then struck a guard rail. The victim's identity and condition were not immediately available. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The mid-morning accident happened near mile marker 119
Traffic was moving slowly after a two-vehicle accident on the northbound side of Garden State Parkway in Aberdeen Township Wednesday morning. Shortly before 9:45 a.m. in the local lanes near mile marker 119, according to NJ State Police, an accident involving a car and an SUV occurred. The SUV overturned during the accident. Both drivers reported minor injuries, NJ State Police said. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Some local lanes were closed while the car and SUV were towed from the scene, causing traffic delays. The accident is now cleared, according to NJ State Police.
As of 11:45 p.m., the road remained closed as the vehicles were towed.
A section of Route 34 in Aberdeen Township was closed shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday due to a car accident at the entrance of Regent Shopping Center near the Kentucky Fried Chicken. According to Lt. Joseph Cole, a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Mark Norman, 53, of Aberdeen was attempting to make a left turn into the shopping center. While turning, Norman's Jeep was hit by a 2007 Subaru Legacy, driven by Wen Jiang, 23, of Colts Neck, traveling northbound on Route 34. Jiang had a passenger, Kemi Lin, 23, also of Colts Neck. The collision cause both vehicles to overturn. Aberdeen Township Hose and Chemical Company No. 1, South Aberdeen First Aid and Rescue Squad, and Matawan Borough First Aid Squad all responded to the scene. Norman, Jiang, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Middletown native Warren Wilmot was struck and killed Sunday in Old Bridge during a hit-and-run accident on Route 34. Police are searching for the the driver and vehicle that struck Wilmot.
Authorities are searching for the driver of a Range Rover that struck and killed 26-year-old Middletown native, Warren Wilmot, Sunday in Old Bridge. The Range Rover was traveling Northbound on Route 34 when it struck Warren Wilmot at 1:15 a.m. on July 29 as Wilmot was walking alone on the shoulder of Route 34 heading toward the WaWa, according to a release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief William Volkert, of the Old Bridge Police Department. Officer John Bulin of the Old Bridge Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the driver of the Range Rover was traveling North on Route 34 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck Wilmot. Investigators …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Both cars were towed from the scene after colliding near Nappi Road and Broadway
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 to include more information provided by the Keyport Police Department. An Aberdeen patrol car and a pick up truck were involved in an accident Wednesday at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of Lloyd Road and Broadway in Keyport. According to Keyport Chief of Police George Casaletto, Aberdeen Sgt. Darrell Oliver was traveling north on Broadway and was turning left onto Nappi Place, a short piece of road that connects Broadway and Maple Place, when his patrol car struck a pick up truck driven by Anthony Bruno, 54, of Aberdeen. Bruno was making a right off of Nappi Place onto Broadway. Oliver was transported to Bayshore Community Hospital while Bruno was transported to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A hazardous materials response team was required to clean up the accident
A section of Route 34 between Disbrow Road and Morristown Road was closed for over four hours Monday after a three vehicle accident resulted in diesel fuel and human waste being spilled onto the highway. According to Old Bridge Cpt. Art Carullo, at about 11:14 a.m. a 2004 Honda Pilot was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to turn left on Sheila Court when a 2002 Central Jersey tank cleaning truck struck the Honda from behind. The tanker then traveled into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a 2003 International Truck carrying diesel fuel, Carullo said. The second collision caused human waste from the tank cleaning truck and diesel fuel from the International Truck to leak onto the highway. Old Bridge Police closed the …