Monday, April 15, 2013
An accident at just before 3 p.m. has shut down the highway going south. Expect delays.
All southbound lanes on the NJ Turnpike are closed just north of Exit 8A following an accident at 2:58 p.m. According to the NJ Turnpike, an accident with injuries on the highway’s outer, southbound roadway took place just north of the exit. Heavy traffic is expected on Route 130, Route 32 and Route 535 in the area of the NJ Turnpike entrance and drivers are being advised to plan an alternate route. As of 3:05, there was a 4-mile delay.
Friday, March 15, 2013
East Windsor Township police said Robert Connaghan, 56, of Marlboro struck a “protective barrier”at the McDonald’s.
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Friday, March 15
A Monmouth County man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed his vehicle while navigating the drive-thru lane of the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 130 earlier this month, East Windsor police reported. Police said Robert Connaghan, 56, of Marlboro struck a “protective barrier” in the McDonald’s drive-thru lane about 2:45 p.m. on March 5. While the accident itself was minor in nature, Officer David Oleksy – who responded to the crash – smelled an odor of alcohol on Connaghan’s person, according to police. Connaghan was taken into custody after he performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and careless driving, police said.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Facebook readers are reporting an accident on Route 130.
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Wednesday, January 16
Patch is receiving reports of a three-car accident on the northbound side of Route 130. Posters on Facebook say northbound traffic appears to be detouring onto Conover Road, and then coming back onto the highway via the parking lot of a nearby store. The accident occured at around 4:30 p.m. Are you stuck in the traffic? What are you seeing? Follow us on Facebook by clicking here: www.facebook.com/EastWindsorPatch
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 …
The Sept. 11 Turnpike tractor trailer accident and resulting fire may have sent New Jersyans' mail up in smoke, but Gov. Chris Christie offers hope
Early last month, a tragic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 8 in East Windsor trapped drivers on the southbound lanes for several hours. An Oct. 1 press release issued by the state’s Department of the Treasury now indicates the incident may have had further reaching implications for New Jersey residents. On Sept. 11 a box truck struck the rear of a Mack tractor semi trailer carrying a cargo of U.S. mail. The trucks were soon engulfed in flames, killing box truck driver Phillip Frey, 33, of Toms River, NJ. The blaze and resulting firefighting efforts reportedly destroyed nearly every piece of mail on board. According to the press release, the truck was carrying one day’s worth of letters and packages, most likely collected …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The following information was supplied by the police department of East Windsor Township.
On Monday, September 24, 2012 at approximately 3:52 p.m., East Windsor Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Route 33 between Lake Drive and Twin Rivers Drive involving a juvenile pedestrian. According to police, preliminary investigation revealed the operator of the vehicle was traveling east on Route 33 when a 13-year-old juvenile attempted to cross the highway from the south side of the roadway. Police said the juvenile from East Windsor ran into the path of a 2012 gray Mazda driven by Leigh Tsujino, 48, of Freehold, NJ, and collided with the vehicle. East Windsor Volunteer Rescue District II and Capital Health System Paramedics responded to the scene, and the juvenile was reportedly transported via ambulance to Robert …
Friday, September 7, 2012
New Jersey State Police confirmed that as of 2 p.m., northbound and southbound traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has slowed due to an auto accident on the south left lane in Robbinsville.
New Jersey State Police confirmed that as of 2 p.m., northbound and southbound traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has slowed due to an auto accident on the south left lane in Robbinsville. Traffic delays extend through Cranbury Township and Hightstown. The accident was reported aroun 1:35 p.m. today, and authorities are still on the scene. No further information is available at this time.
Monday, April 16, 2012
West Windsor police report two people were flown from the scene in helicopters to Trenton trauma center.
A couple from New Brunswick, Canada, was injured when their motor home flipped after being struck on Route 1 in West Windsor on Monday afternoon. Verne and Louise Beers, of Lower Woodstock, were flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center after being extricated from their overturned motor home. Shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Verne Beers, 68, was listed in serious condition and Louise Beers, 55, was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokesperson Don MacNeill. The Beers were driving a 1987 Ford motor home north on Route 1 when they were struck at 3:29 p.m. by a 2006 Kia driven by Fady Abdelhady, 22, of King of Prussia, Pa., just north of the Quakerbridge Road overpass, said Sgt. Thomas Tarr, of the West …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Authorities have released new details of the Sunday morning crash at the intersection of Franklin Street and Maxwell Avenue that left one person injured. Motorcyclist Victor Viruet, 26, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. was traveling east on Franklin Street, and a car was making a left turn onto Maxwell Avenue, police said in a statement Monday. Viruet suffered severe leg injuries and was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center at Fuld where he was listed in stable condition and scheduled for surgery, the statement said. Officials said Sunday that Viruet suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car, Monica Findley, 50, of Hightstown, and the passenger, Leeanna Findley, 23, of Hightstown, were not injured. Police responded to …