Monday, June 17, 2013
A witness said the car was speeding on Valley Road early Monday morning, according to police.
A man lost control of his speeding car early Monday morning and crashed into a home on Valley Road, police said. According to Sgt. David Naimaister, the driver crashed his car into 475 Valley Road around 1:30 a.m. after hitting the median where the road splits at Quimby Place. A witness said the car was speeding when the driver lost control of the car, according to police. According to the report, the man was given a summons for reckless driving and the tinted windows on his car. The car was towed from the scene. Police did not release any more information on the driver. No one was injured in the accident and the fire department ruled the house habitable. The accident is still under investigation by the West Orange Traffic Bureau.
Friday, April 12, 2013
There were no kids on the school bus when it was hit on Pleasant Valley Way Friday afternoon, police say.
A school bus with no students on board was hit by a car near West Orange High School at about 2:45 p.m. Friday. According to police, one person was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police were unsure if the injured person was the driver of the car or the bus. The school bus was from the Vogal Bus Company, of Roselle, which the district uses mainly for out-of-district busing and only a few West Orange students, a school district spokesperson said. It is unknown if the bus was picking up student from the nearby high school or Pleasantdale Elementary or any other West Orange school. A township resident told Patch the accident tied up traffic on Pleasant Valley Way. Check back with Patch for …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Crash lodged car in between pole and building.
Essex County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a car that fled after striking an unmarked police car and caused it to overturn late Wednesday afternoon, officials said Thursday. The accident, which occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Nassau Street lodged the black Ford Crown Victoria in between a pole and a CVS Pharmacy. According to officials in the sheriff's department, the police car, which was driven by an off-duty detective, was heading West on Nassau Street towards South Valley Road when a car backed out of a parking spot and struck the police car. The detective then lost control of the car and hit a fire hydrant, which flipped the police car on its side, officials at the sheriff's department said. The unknown car fled after hitting …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
[VIDEO] Car appeared to be totalled as it was pulled onto tow truck upside down.
West Orange police and fire departments responded to a late-afternoon accident Wednesday on a side street near the CVS on South Valley Road in West Orange in which a car overturned, officials said. The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on Nassau Street lodging a black Ford Crown Victoria in between a pole and the CVS. The car appeared to be totalled as it was pulled onto tow truck upside down. It is still unknown how the crashed occurred. Essex County Sheriff's Department officials provided assistance and EMS were on scene. Check back with Patch for updates on this story as information becomes available.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NY Jets coach 'did not deny causing the accident' after allegedly going through red light.
New York Jets head football coach Rex Ryan told authorities he was trying “to beat the light” when he apparently caused a minor three-car crash during the evening rush hour last week in Bethlehem, Pa., police said. The accident occurred at the intersection of Wyandotte and W. Third streets, just south of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge on Jan. 14 at 6:13 p.m. One eyewitness and the driver of one of the other two cars in the crash told police they saw a 2013 red Ford Mustang, which Ryan was driving, go through a red light as it traveled west along W. Third Street, police said. Though police said the investigation remains ongoing, the partially redacted accident report Bethlehem officials released Tuesday said Ryan, a Summit resident, received a …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Two receive minor injuries in the crash.
A building on Main Street was shuttered for safety reasons after a tow truck crashed through two of its first-floor businesses on Wednesday. Township officials inspected the Tory Corner building, at 285 Main St., and said it was an “unsafe structure" and an "imminent hazard,” according to Thomas Tracey, the construction official for the township. It will be closed to businesses and residents until repairs are made. “It is repairable,” said Tracey about the building. “Just because there are structural problems ... does not mean it has to come down.” A tow truck reportedly lost its brakes at the top of Eagle Rock Avenue near Pals Cabin at about 2 p.m. Wednesday and barreled down the hill. The truck was owned by R&R Towing Service, with …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Machado's Tailors and Financial Services LLC at Tory Corner were significantly damaged in the accident. Two reported injuries.
An out of control tow truck careened down Eagle Rock Avenue and plowed through the outer wall of a store and then through an adjacent store at the intersection of Main and Washington streets at around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Tory Corner was closed and cordoned off with yellow police tape after a tow truck drove through the outside wall of Machado’s Tailors, and then continued to drive through the business into Financial Services LLC right next door. Two people were treated for minor injuries, according to the West Orange Police Department. The tow truck driver and someone from inside one of the businesses were taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. Sean Sims, who owns Friendware Computers, at 296 Main St., …