Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Three individuals were treated for minor injuries in three-car accident, according to authorities.
New Jersey State Police have identified the alleged drunk driver who reportedly caused a three-car crash that sent several people to the hospital and caused traffic delays on Interstate 80 eastbound just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Jose Placeres, 39, of Newark, faces charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and reckless driving, said New Jersey State Police spokesperson Lt. Steve Jones, adding that Placeres' white Acura was impounded following the incident. According to state police, Placeres merged onto I-80 East from Route 202, hitting two cars and causing them to hit the median. He subsequently was arrested and charged. Three people were treated for minor injuries at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, while four …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
State police said only minor injuries were reported.
Two lanes of I-80 traffic in Parsippany were shut down Saturday night while police responded to a three-car crash on the highway. The crash occurred at mile marker 43.1 around 7:30 p.m., a dispatcher for the New Jersey State Police said. Only minor complaints of pain were reported and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Patch will have updates on this story.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
According to state police, at least one person suffered minor injuries.
Officers from the New Jersey State Police Totowa Barracks were on the scene of an overturned vehicle on westbound Interstate 80 early Saturday evening. State police said a wrecker and Par-Troy EMS were called to the scene shortly before 6 p.m. after a vehicle flipped over on the highway. At least one person suffered minor injuries in the form of neck pains, according to state police, which said no other information was available. Patch will have more details as they are released.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Three passengers remain in hospital Monday in 'fair' condition.
The Canadian company that operated the bus that overturned on the Interstate 80 exit ramp in Wayne Saturday morning was not authorized for interstate passenger service, NorthJersey.com reported. AVM Max 2000 Charter Services of Toronto has no operating authority with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a spokesman with the administration told the website. The company’s ability to transport passengers was revoked on July 9. Twelve passengers were taken to area hospitals after the accident, eight of them in critical condition. Three passengers remain hospitalized Monday morning in “fair” condition, hospital spokeswoman Liz Asani said. The bus was transporting members of the Seventh Day Adventists church to an to Brooklyn when it…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A total of 12 passengers of bus headed to Manhattan from Toronto injured in accident on ramp to Route 46 in Wayne.
A tour bus on its way to Manhattan from Toronto overturned Saturday morning on the Interstate 80 exit ramp to Route 46 in Wayne, sending 12 passengers —including eight in critical condition — to area hospitals, Wayne Police said. The eight critical patients were taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, St. Joseph's spokeswoman Liz Asani said. Four other patients were taken to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in fair condition, she added. A total of 19 people were injured. UPDATE: All but three passengers treated and released by Sunday morning; remaining passengers listed in fair condition. Wayne Police Det./Capt. Jim Clarke said 12 passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three passengers had to be extricated…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Police say a failure to yield caused two-vehicle collision.
A Jersey City man was issued a summons for failing to yield, causing a two-vehicle collision at the Smith Road on-ramp to Interstate 80, Parsippany Police said. A 2008 Ford Escape was traveling northbound on Smith Road near the I-80 East on-ramp at about 7:15 p.m., according to police spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey. Kinsey said a second vehicle, a 2010 Honda Crossfit, driven by Sahil Zafar, 52, was traveling south on Smith Road and made a left turn toward the ramp entrance in front of the first car, the Ford Escape. "Vehicle No. 1, without the time to stop or swerve, struck [Zafar's car] on the passenger side of the vehicle," he said. Officer Matthew LaManna investigated the crash and issued Zafar a summons for failure to yield, said …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
State police say no one was injured in the incident.
New Jersey State Police are at the scene of a two-vehicle Tuesday morning crash that has closed the right and middle lane of eastbound Interstate 80. A tractor-trailer and another vehicle were involved in the accident, which occurred just before 11:30 a.m., according to state police. Police said there no one was hurt in the incident. Traffic should get back to normal once the tractor-trailer is removed from the scene, police said.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
State police report no injuries in the incident.
New Jersey State Police report a Thursday afternoon single-car accident on Interstate 80 eastbound at exit 45. Police at the Totowa barracks said a vehicle ran into a guide rail, but no one was injured. The accident caused traffic slowdowns at the start of the afternoon rush. Motorists are urged to drive with caution.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Another meeting between state transportation officials and residents is scheduled for Sept. 13.
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials and concerned Parsippany residents finally met face to face in a special meeting held at Town Hall Monday night. The subject of the gathering was the DOT's $73 million, 2 1/2-year project to rehabilitate Interstate 80 currently in progress. The plan has come under fire with many Littleton Road area residents due to the presence of a construction staging site at Littleton between Kingston and Marcella roads. Those who live nearby have stated objections including the removal of old-growth trees that served as a sound buffer between the highway and residential homes, the removal of road shoulder on Littleton Road, the presence of construction vehicles in neighborhoods and what they say are …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Minor injuries reported in highway accident that slowed rush-hour traffic.
The driver of a Jeep Wranger that was involved in an accident with a tractor trailer on eastbound Interstate 80 Friday morning suffered minor injuries and was extricated from the wreck by Parsippany firefighters, state police said. New Jersey State Police received a call at 7:28 a.m. about an accident at milepost 42.8 involving a tractor trailer and the Jeep, Trooper Christopher Kay said. The driver said they suffered minor injuries needed to be extricated. Parsippany firefighters responded and removed the individual from the vehicle, Kay said. Additional information was not available Friday.