Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friday night's accident on Old Short Hills Road involved two cars and sent six patients to the hospital.
On Friday night, Livingston resident Leonid Smukler was arrested for a suspected DWI, following a two car accident on the intersection between Old Short Hills Road and Fairfield Drive. Laraine and Steve Barach were headed back from a late, quiet dinner at the Millburn Diner on Friday night, at around 10 p.m., traveling north on Old Short Hills Road when all of a sudden, a couple of blocks from their home at Fairfield Drive, they heard and felt an impact big enough to lift the back of their Volkswagen Touareg off the ground and propel them forward. "We were lifted up and it felt like we were flying, then we slid into an embankment and landed between a pole and a tree," Laraine Barach told Patch. "It was terrifying because it didn't feel …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kareen Barrett of West Orange and a toddler were struck as they were crossing Route 10.
A West Orange resident is listed in serious condition after being hit by a car while crossing Route 10 in front of Mount Pleasant Middle School this morning. She was holding a toddler at the time. Kareen Barrett, 42, was crossing the intersection of Tiffany Drive and Route 10 with a 2 1/2-year-old boy in her arms when a woman driving a Honda Odyssey van struck the two, said police. The driver has been identified as Cuifang Nie, 40, of Livingston. Paramedics and the Livingston First Aid squad responded to the scene and brought the two pedestrians to University Hospital, according to Livingston Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. As of 3:30 p.m., Barrett was listed as being in serious, but stable, condition with multiple broken bones and possible …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Route 10 eastbound will become one-lane due to minor car accident.
Livingston police are investigating a single-car accident that knocked down a telephone poll Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of West Mount Pleasant Avenue by Evergreen Avenue. A car traveling east hit and knocked down the telephone poll, Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold said. It was unclear what was the cause of the accident, but at least one person in the car was taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, Dippold said. The telephone poll did not break electric wires and Jersey Central Power and Light will work on repairs, Dippold said. Traffic traveling east on West Mount Pleasant Avenue will be reduced to one lane for several hours to clear the site, Dippold said.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The following information has been provided by the Livingston Police Department.
Livingston police are investigating three car accidents this week that hospitalized a Livingston woman, an Englewood toddler and a young Livingston bicyclist, Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold said Tuesday. The first accident happened 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on Route 10 near Livingston Avenue. Sylvia Berrian, 46, of Livingston, was crossing north when she was hit by a car driven by Sheila Skeffers, 80, of Orange, Dippold said. Berrian, who sustained broken ribs, was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment, Dippold said. Skeffers was unhurt. The other two accidents happened on Oct. 17. At approximately 3 p.m., Alice Klein, 61, of Livingston, was pushing a stroller containing her grandson, David Kahn, 3, of Englewood, at the crosswalk…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Road is closed from traffic circle to Hillside Ave. as crews repair utility pole broken after crash Friday morning.
A utility pole leaning precariously over the road after an accident earlier today has closed a section of Route 10 between the traffic circle and Hillside Avenue, Livingston police said. Traffic is tied up on Route 10 and the road is expected to remain closed through rush hour as crews replace the pole and reattach downed wires. The accident is still under investigation. Police said a van traveling on West Mount Pleasant Avenue at 11 a.m. Friday hit the pole and overturned. The traffic unit is investigating and no other details are available. Minor injuries were reported. “Traffic is going to be very heavy through rush hour,” said Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. Patch will update this story when more details become available. Photos of the …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Police reports: Woman arrested in front of station after skipping out on cab fare; shoplifting at mall.
A Livingston man was hurt Wednesday afternoon after an 18-year-old driver attempting to make a left turn onto Irving Avenue struck his car on South Livingston Avenue. Nicole Dossantos, 18, of Union, told police her view was blocked as she made her turn. She struck a Honda Accord driven by Justin Berkowitz, 27, of Livingston. The Accord was pushed into a concrete pillar and landed in a lawn, according to the police report. Both drivers were injured in the crash. They were transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was not known, according to the police report, but did not appear to be life threatening. No summons has been issued at this time and Livingston Police are continuing to investigate the accident. …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
3 are hurt and firefighter slightly injured after accident on Passaic Ave.
A Short Hills woman and a 9-year-old boy were injured when their car burst into flames after striking a pickup truck Wednesday morning on Passaic Avenue in Livingston. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. in a wooded area near Care One at Livingston. A firefighter was slightly hurt and a 15-year-old girl was also injured in the crash, Livingston Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold said. According to the police report, Anthony Parris of Livingston had pulled over to the side of the road to check a problem with his pickup truck, a 1999 Dodge Ram. When he pulled back onto the road he was hit by Elizabeth McGraw of Short Hills, who was driving a 2011 Chevy Cruze. McGraw's vehicle burst into flames. McGraw and Teddy McGraw, 9, and a passenger in the …
2 were hurt when they struck a tree on wet roads heading to a football practice.
The driver of a crash after heavy rains last week is “lucky to be alive,” according to Livingston Fire Chief Christopher Mullin. Mitchell Raab, 20, and his passenger, Melvin Manny, 20, were both hurt on May 19 when their car skidded off West Hobart Gap Road and crashed into a tree. Earlier in the day, heavy rains had flooded that portion of the road. The road was reopened but wet when the two young Livingston men headed to a football practice in Millburn, Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold said. According to the police report, the crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. when Raab’s 2001 Honda apparently hydroplaned at the bend in the road near Meadowbrook Drive. The car skidded off the road and struck a tree. The Honda was twisted around the tree and Mullin…
Friday, May 20, 2011
The accident on Wednesday night happened on W. Hobart Gap Road.
Two Livingston men were injured on Wednesday night when their car slid off West Hobart Gap Road and hit a tree. The driver, Mitchell Raab, 20, and his passanger, Melvin Manny, 20, were both removed from the car, a 2001 Honda, by Livingston fire and rescue personnel. They were transported to the Morristown Memorial Hospital trauma unit with non-life threatening injuries, said Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. The accident at 7:36 p.m. happened at the bend near Meadowbrook Drive, a section of road that was flooded earlier in the day after heavy rains. Police said the road was still wet and may have contributed to the accident. The accident remains under investigation.