Friday, February 8, 2013
State police out cleaning up, but traffic is not blocked.
State police in Somerville said troopers were out on I-78 and Route 287 responding to about 14 to 15 accidentsin the Bernards Township area between about 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, as snow and an icy hail continued to fall on roads. A two-car accident at about 1 p.m. on I-78 westbound at milepost 28, just west of the intersection with Route 287, resulted in no major injuries, according to state police. He said a trooper was at the scene after 2 p.m., but traffic was flowing smoothly. A bypasser said that a car was on the median in that mishap. The Basking Ridge Fire Co. was seen heading to a crash on Route 287 northbound at milepost 25.5 at about 1:30 p.m. Another car had skidded off the road at mile marker 28.6 on Route 297 southbound shortly…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Two women dead after vehicle left roadway, crashed into trees along I-78 in Bernards, police say.
Two women were killed when the vehicle they were in ran off the roadway and struck trees on Interstate 78 in Bernards Township early Thursday morning, State Police said. Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville, and Natasha Melendez, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. State Police did not immediately know where Melendez resided. According to Grossman, Davante Gordon, 20, of Somerville, was driving westbound when he lost control of his Nissan Maxima, near mile marker 33.8, ran off the left side of the road and hit two trees at about 2:30 a.m. According to Grossman, the front-seat passenger, Melendez, was ejected from the car. Gordon was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center with critical injuries, …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Truck stretched across westbound lanes near Exit 33 Friday night.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
A tanker truck jack-knifed Friday night, blocking westbound lanes of Interstate 78 near Exit 33. The truck blocked lanes just west of the exit, but was cleared shortly after 9 p.m.
Rain blamed for string of mishaps.
State Police at Somerville barracks said officers were still out along I-78 in the vicinity of Warren Township, Berkeley Heights and Watchung on Friday afternoon clearing multiple accidents, with most of the disabled vehicles moved onto the shoulder as of shortly before 3:30 p.m. A trooper added at about 4 p.m. that the accidents had been mostly cleared by that time, except for residual accidents. Another officer blamed what he said were about 10 accidents, none fatal, on the rain. Traffic was stalled on Route 78 in the Watchung-Berkeley Heights area Friday afternoon near exit 41 on the westbound side of the highway following an accident that left a vehicle overturned, according to the New Jersey State Police. Officers were at the scene …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
All lanes closed after two-vehicle accident.
An accident at about 4:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-78, east of the Hillcrest Road exit, blocked all traffic on the road, police said. Traffic was able to get thorugh the area by passing the accident scene on the shoulders of the road. The accident involved two vehicles, with no information regarding injuries confirmed. No additional information is currently available; Patch will update this article as information becomes available.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A study of accidents reported in Patch shows area near Liberty Corner Road exit has most incidents.
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is calling for drivers to be more cautious on roadways Wednesday, for a day they're calling "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." The NJTPA launched the effort in 2001 and focused on the month of October, which is annually among the peak months for traffic fatalities. But area commuters have been enjoying safe Octobers in recent years, at least those traveling Interstate 78 between the I-287 interchange and Watchung's eastern border. For those drivers, July has been the most deadly month in recent years, a look at accidents reports showed. One person was killed in the area in each of the last two months of July. That's one of the surprising bits of information that a study of the 18 …