Wednesday, December 5, 2012
DUI and reckless driving charges have been filed against the woman, whose sport utility vehicle flipped onto its side and hit a utility pole on Tartan Court shortly before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.
Update, 3 p.m. Dec. 5: Lawrence Township this afternoon released the name of the driver of the vehicle that flipped onto its side and struck a utility pole on Tartan Court late Tuesday night. The woman, Geraldine Flores, 50, of Valley Forge Avenue, Lawrence Township, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving, according to police spokesman Detective Sgt. Joseph Amodio. Original post, 1:11 a.m. Dec. 5: A woman was trapped in the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle after it flipped onto its side and struck a utility pole in Lawrence Township late Tuesday night, Dec. 4. The accident occurred shortly before 11:45 p.m. on Tartan Court, a quiet residential street running off Putnam Avenue that ends in a cul-de-sac. …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A car driven by a 56-year-old Lawrence man who police allege was intoxicated at the time hit a utility pole early Saturday, causing the pole to topple and a wire from the pole to damage a township police car and injure the police officer inside it.
A Lawrence Township man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early this morning (Saturday, Nov. 17) after he crashed his car into a utility pole, toppling the pole and, in the process, damaging the police car of the officer who was just about to stop the suspect’s vehicle, according to township police. Officer Scott Stein was on patrol about 12:40 a.m. today when he spotted the 2003 Nissan Altima operated by Carl Shangle, 56, allegedly traveling at a “high rate of speed” going south along Federal City Road, Sgt. Tim Drew said. He said Stein followed the Nissan, intending to pull it over. But before the officer could initiate the traffic stop, he said, Shangle lost control of the Nissan while rounding a curve in the roadway, not far …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The deadly accident, which is under investigation by Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) near Oaklyn Terrace.
Update, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20: Lawrence Township police today released the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206. She was Marika Okros, 66, of Wilburtha Road, Ewing Township. Update, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 19: Lawrence Township police are still withholding the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206 because they are having difficulty contacting her next-of-kin in Hungary, Lt. Mark Ubry said this morning. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in Budapest are trying to help Lawrence police track down the 66-year-old victim's family, he said. Update, 2:20 p.m. Nov. 17: The female pedestrian who was killed when she was struck by a car on Route 206 (…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The accident occurred along the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Lawrence Township Sunday morning.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
The driver of a sport utility vehicle amazingly suffered only minor injuries when her vehicle flipped over after colliding with a car on Interstate 95 in Lawrence Township late Sunday morning, Nov. 11. The accident happened about 10:50 a.m. along the northbound side of I-95, just south of Exit 8A (Princeton Pike). The woman’s SUV had just entered the interstate from Route 206 (Lawrence Road) when it collided with the car, which was already on the interstate and possibly making a lane change at the time, according to emergency officials who were at the scene. Officials said the SUV flipped over and came to rest back on its wheels. The driver was transported by Lawrence Township ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Witnesses said the driver was "speeding and weaving in and out of traffic" shortly before the crash on the northbound side of the Trenton Freeway (Route 1), just north of the Whitehead Road exit, in Lawrence Township Friday morning, according to police.
Update, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 9: Lawrence Township police have identified the injured man as David B. Cosaboom, 38, of Tapered Oak Lane, Falls Township, Pa. Update, 2:10 p.m. Nov. 9: The man who was ejected from his car when it crashed on the Trenton Freeway (Route 1), just north of Whitehead Road, this morning suffered multiple injuries and is currently listed in critical condition at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, according to Lawrence Township Police Sgt. Michael Yeh. Yeh identified the man as a 38-year-old resident of Levittown, Pa., but withheld the man’s name as his entire family had not yet been notified of the accident. The accident occurred in the right northbound lane of the freeway when the 2005 Toyota Scion …
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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
One man - believed to be a 49-year-old resident of Belleville - was killed in the accident, which occurred about 9:45 a.m. near Exit 7A in Robbinsville Township.
Update, 8 p.m. Oct. 3: Southbound lanes of the turnpike have reopened to traffic, according to the state police. Update, 4:45 p.m. Oct. 3: According to the New Jersey State Police, the truck driver killed in this morning's accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville is believed to be a 49-year-old man from Belleville. However, official confirmation of the dead man's identity is pending the completion of the medical examiner's investigation, state police said. The southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike remain closed between Exit 9 (Route 18) and Exit 7A (I-195), but northbound lanes have been reopened, according to the turnpike authority. The state police, meanwhile, said eastbound lanes of Interstate 195 have reopened to …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A car struck a utility pole near the intersection of Fackler Road and Deer Run just before 8 a.m. Thursday.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Lawrence Township police, emergency medical personnel and career and volunteer firefighters responded to a one-vehicle accident this morning (Thursday, Sept. 27) in which a car went off Fackler Road and struck a utility pole near the corner of Deer Run shortly before 8 a.m. The car’s female driver was not seriously injured but was trapped in the wreckage. After she was freed, she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is under investigation by township police.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Two 17-year-old Lawrence High School students were traveling in the Ford Explorer when it flipped onto its roof after colliding with another vehicle at Gedney Road and Fieldboro Drive Thursday morning, authorities said.
A Lawrence High School student suffered only minor injuries when the sport utility vehicle in which he and a friend were traveling flipped onto its roof after it collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Gedney Road and Fieldboro Drive in Lawrence Township late this morning (Thursday, Sept. 13). Authorities said the accident, reported shortly before 11:25 a.m., involved a Ford Explorer occupied by the two male 17-year-old LHS students, who were believed to be on their lunch break, and a Mercedes driven by a 54-year-old woman. All three are township residents, authorities said. Township police officers, the township’s daytime duty crew of career firefighters, and a mutual aid ambulance from the City of Trenton responded to the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Lawrence Township police said the woman’s two young children – a 1-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl – were riding in the vehicle at the time on the accident on Quakerbridge Road Tuesday afternoon. Luckily, no serious injuries were reported.
A Lawrence Township woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and related offenses after the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed on Quakerbridge Road Tuesday afternoon (July 31), township police said. The woman’s two young children – a 1-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl – were riding in the vehicle at the time, police added. Police were alerted to the accident in the 4000 block of Quakerbridge Road, between Lawrence Square Boulevard North and Lawrence Square Boulevard South, just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The first 911 caller reported that a vehicle had flipped over and that a woman and her small children were trapped in the wreckage, but subsequent callers advised police that the auto was resting on its …