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SUV Rams Hasbrouck Heights Apartment Building, Driver Ticketed SUV Rams Hasbrouck Heights Apartment Building, Driver Ticketed
SUV Rams Hasbrouck Heights Apartment Building, Driver Ticketed A driver escaped serious injury Thursday morning when her SUV slammed into the side of an apartment building in Hasbrouck Heights. Tenants in at least two units at the Boulevard Apartments were temporarily displaced, however. The entire building was initially vacated after the 68-year-old driver's parked Hyundai accelerated over the curb and into the support wall shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2. There was no immediate explanation of what may have caused it, Police Lt. John Behr said. Two units had to be vacated for the time being. Tony Greco for DAILY VOICE The driver was evalua…
Dad, Daughters 7, 10, Hit By Car Walking To School In Old Tappan Dad, Daughters 7, 10, Hit By Car Walking To School In Old Tappan
Dad, Daughters 7, 10, Hit By Car Walking To School In Old Tappan UPDATE: A dad and his two young daughters were struck by a car in Old Tappan while walking to school, authorities said. Officer Nicholas Antonucci, who was in the area, responded to the call at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, Police Chief Joseph Tracy said. The officer found the 44-year-old father and his two girls -- ages 7 and 10 -- injured, the chief said. They apparently had been on Charles Street crossing Kay Street in the crosswalk on their way to the T. Baldwin Demarest School when a driver making a left in his 2016 Hyundai hit them, he said. Old Tappan ambulances brought them to area…
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police A Fair Lawn driver was intoxicated when her SUV rammed a utility pole in front of the Glen Rock Jewish Center, then slammed into a tree on the other side of the street, authorities said. The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Lyubov Korniyevska, 62, to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood following the crash on Harristown Road near Berkeley Place shortly after 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, the chief said. The 2022 Toyota RAV had to be towed from the scene. Korniyevska was alone and headed south when the SUV v…
'I Don't Know What Happened,' DUI Morris County Woman Tells Cops Moments After Wreck (VIDEO) 'I Don't Know What Happened,' DUI Morris County Woman Tells Cops Moments After Wreck (VIDEO)
'I Don't Know What Happened,' DUI Morris County Woman Tells Cops Moments After Wreck (Video) Police body cam footage shows the DUI arrest of a woman who struck a utility pole in Morris County, claiming that she had swerved to avoid an animal and her tire blew out. The footage posted this week by Drive Thru Tours shows officers arriving to the scene at Diamond Spring Road last Aug. 23, to find 26-year-old Kelly Walsh standing outside of her vehicle. “I don’t know what happened,” Walsh says in the nearly 40-minute clip, noting she had enjoyed several glasses of wine at a friend's house in Boonton in the hours leading up to the accident. "There was a little fox or something that, like…
Dashcam Footage Shows Near Police Car Crash With 20-Year-Old Who Ran Stop Sign In NJ Dashcam Footage Shows Near Police Car Crash With 20-Year-Old Who Ran Stop Sign In NJ
Dashcam Footage Shows Near Police Car Crash With 20-Year-Old Who Ran Stop Sign In NJ Authorities in New Jersey have released footage of a 20-year-old driver running a stop sign that nearly caused a police car crash and reminding drivers to obey the rules of the road. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 5:17 p.m., a Hackettstown police officer was traveling west on Franklin Street when a Subaru, driven by the 20-year-old male from Allamuchy Township, traveling north on Sharp Street ran the stop sign nearly causing a crash with the police officer’s vehicle, police said. Press Release (10/5/23): Car Runs Stop Sign, Nearly Causes Crash With Police Vehicle On Wednesday, October 4, 2…
Hawthorne Bicyclist, 48, Struck By Fair Lawn Driver, 81, Summons Issued: Glen Rock PD Hawthorne Bicyclist, 48, Struck By Fair Lawn Driver, 81, Summons Issued: Glen Rock PD
Hawthorne Bicyclist, 48, Struck By Fair Lawn Driver, 81, Summons Issued: Glen Rock PD An 81-year-old driver from Fair Lawn received a summons after he knocked down a 48-year-old bicyclist from Hawthorne in Glen Rock, authorities said. The victim, meanwhile, was taken by ambulance to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries that Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said weren’t considered life-threatening. The motorist made a left from Pomona Avenue in Fair Lawn onto westbound Harristown Road on the Glen Rock side when his 2007 Volvo struck the bicyclist shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, the chief said. The bicyclist was riding on the side of the road past the Herit…
Driver, 78, Hospitalized, Summonsed After Paramus Crash Driver, 78, Hospitalized, Summonsed After Paramus Crash
Driver, 78, Hospitalized, Summonsed After Paramus Crash A 78-year-old driver was hospitalized and received a summons after his SUV collided with another vehicle and slammed into a utility pole in Paramus on Sunday. A 10-year-old passenger in the Honda CR-V was treated for facial injuries at the scene of the 5:20 p.m. July 2 crash on Paramus Road across from Fairway Oaks Park. His mother, who was also in the SUV, was uninjured. The driver, who complained of chest pains, was issued a summons for careless driving, police at the scene said. Two adults who were in a Chevy Equinox that was struck by the Honda weren't injured. The Honda CR-V coll…
Parked Car Struck By One DWI Motorist, Sedan Driven On Rim By Another: South Hackensack PD Parked Car Struck By One DWI Motorist, Sedan Driven On Rim By Another: South Hackensack PD
Parked Car Struck By One DWI Motorist, Sedan Driven On Rim By Another: South Hackensack PD South Hackensack police netted a trio of DWI arrests within several hours of one another, including one involving a motorist who hit a parked vehicle and another one who was driving on three wheels and a rim. Luis Negron Jr., 42, of Plainfield was arrested by Officer Chris Locarno after he failed a field sobriety test following a stop on South Main Street assisted by Lodi police shortly after midnight Sunday, April 30, Detective Sgt. James Donatello said. Negron’s Nissan Maxima was temporarily impounded and he was released to a responsible adult under John’s Law. Just about two hours later…
WILD ONE: Jeep Hits Three Homes, Rolls, Lands Sideways, Driver Survives: Hasbrouck Heights PD WILD ONE: Jeep Hits Three Homes, Rolls, Lands Sideways, Driver Survives: Hasbrouck Heights PD
Wild ONE: Jeep Hits Three Homes, Rolls, Lands Sideways, Driver Survives: Hasbrouck Heights PD A 46-year-old driver from Lodi survived what responders called a "wild" crash Thursday afternoon in Hasbrouck Heights. Her Jeep veered off the road, hit three homes, then rolled and landed on its side in a private Passaic Avenue driveway off Wood Street around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Hasbrouck Heights Police Lt. John Behr said. Borough police officers assisted the driver from the vehicle before she was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that the lieutenant said weren't life-threatening. There were no aggravating factors in the crash -- no pursuit or substanc…
State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (PHOTOS) State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (PHOTOS)
State Police Cruisers, Ambulance Crushed By Truck On Route 80 (Photos) A truck that failed to move over at an active police scene struck three state police vehicles and an ambulance on Route 80 in Warren County Thursday night, Feb. 23, responders said (scroll for photos). The police vehicles had activated their lights and were closing off the roadway at mile marker 17.4 to assist with a separate crash when a rotator truck towing a refrigerated box truck struck them and an Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad ambulance around 11:15 p.m., State Police and Allamuchy firefighters said. The police vehicles, blocking the left and center lanes, were seriously damaged whi…
UPDATE: Ridgewood Driver In Glen Rock Crash Was Drunk, Police Charge UPDATE: Ridgewood Driver In Glen Rock Crash Was Drunk, Police Charge
Update: Ridgewood Driver In Glen Rock Crash Was Drunk, Police Charge A Ridgewood driver was drunk when his SUV hit two parked vehicles and landed on its side in Glen Rock, authorities said. Jason R. Romine, 40, was rescued through the moon roof of his 2002 Ford Expedition by Glen Rock Police Officer T. J. Graziani following the crash at the T intersection of Rock and Midwood roads shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The pickup, a nearly 20-year-old Honda CR-V and a newer-model Honda Accord were all towed from the scene with extensive damage, witnesses said. Romine, meanwhile, told police he didn't know what happen…
Chronic 'Brake Checker' Arrested After Months Of Road Rage Incidents In Central Jersey: Police Chronic 'Brake Checker' Arrested After Months Of Road Rage Incidents In Central Jersey: Police
Chronic 'Brake Checker' Arrested After Months Of Road Rage Incidents In Central Jersey: Police Police say they've arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in multiple road rage incidents including "brake check" incidents over the course of three months. Mark Lauri, 40, of South Brunswick, has a history of suddenly stopping in front of others and erratic driving, Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said. His behavior "increases the potential for crashes." The incidents included at least two crashes on Route 1, and were the result of intentional acts dating back to Nov. 3, 2022, Hayducka said. That incident resulted in a crash. Two additional incidents took place hours apart o…
Good Samaritan Leads Lodi PD To Drunk Driver: Police Good Samaritan Leads Lodi PD To Drunk Driver: Police
Good Samaritan Leads Lodi PD To Drunk Driver: Police A good Samaritan led Lodi police to a drunk driver who'd blacked out behind the wheel across from headquarters, authorities said. The citizen called police from Memorial Drive and began following the 2013 Jeep Wrangler driven by Franklin R. Sosa, 42, of West New York shortly before midnight late last week, Lodi Police Sgt. Dominic Miller said. He then told them the driver had stopped in a Mercer Street parking lot, where responding officers found Sosa slumped over the wheel, the sergeant said. They knocked on the window, then removed Sosa from the Jeep, administered a field test and arrest…
Driver, 64, Airlifted After 3-Car Chain-Reaction Crash In Hunterdon County Driver, 64, Airlifted After 3-Car Chain-Reaction Crash In Hunterdon County
Driver, 64, Airlifted After 3-Car Chain-Reaction Crash In Hunterdon County A 64-year-old driver was airlifted to a nearby hospital following a three-car chain-reaction crash in Hunterdon County Thursday evening, authorities said. The crash occurred in the left lane of Route 31 north just prior to West Main Street (CR 513) in Clinton Township around 6 p.m., Police Administrative Division Commander, Lt. Harry P. Bugal Jr. said in a release. The driver of the first vehicle rear-ended a vehicle stopped in traffic, which then rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped in traffic, Bugal said. The driver of the second vehicle that was rear-ended — a 64-year-old man — w…
Unlicensed Wyckoff Driver, 16, Causes Glen Rock Crash, Rockland Vehicle Owner Cited Unlicensed Wyckoff Driver, 16, Causes Glen Rock Crash, Rockland Vehicle Owner Cited
Unlicensed Wyckoff Driver, 16, Causes Glen Rock Crash, Rockland Vehicle Owner Cited An unlicensed 16-year-old driver from Wyckoff caused a three-vehicle crash in Glen Rock that severely damaged a Rockland resident's Jeep, authorities said. The teen carelessly turned the 2020 Jeep Compass from Park Avenue into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Maple Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Both then slammed into a third vehicle at the stop sign on Maple off Park, the chief said. No injuries were reported. Glen Rock firefighters cleaned up a fuel spill. Citywide Towing removed the Jeep. Police gave the teen summonses for c…
Fair Lawn PD: NY State Driver Caught With Crack, Smack Claims She'd Been 'Set Up' Fair Lawn PD: NY State Driver Caught With Crack, Smack Claims She'd Been 'Set Up'
Fair Lawn PD: NY State Driver Caught With Crack, Smack Claims She'd Been 'Set Up' A New York State driver told Fair Lawn police that someone else had planted the heroin and crack they found in her car in order to get her in trouble, authorities said. Johnni-Rose Szambel , 24, of Warwick, was trying to hide the drugs when she was stopped by Detectives Geovanny Buitron and Justin DiGuglielmo on Lincoln Avenue at Harristown Road, Sgt. Brian Metzler said. She then told them that someone was "trying to set her up” by tossing both into her car, the sergeant said. Szamble was charged with drug and paraphernalia possession, driving without a license, careless driving and not we…
Assault By Auto Charges For Morris County Man Who Hit Woman With Car During Argument: Police Assault By Auto Charges For Morris County Man Who Hit Woman With Car During Argument: Police
Assault By Auto Charges For Morris County Man Who Hit Woman With Car During Argument: Police A Morris County man who deliberately struck a woman with his car during an argument at a local pizza shop was charged with assault by auto and several other offenses, authorities said. Oscar Trejo Cardona, 25, was charged with assault by auto, operating a vehicle without a license causing serious bodily injury, endangerment, failure to report an accident, careless driving, reckless driving, driving without a license, and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury, Hanover Police said in a release on Friday, June 24. Officers responding to the assault report at Milan Pizza in…
‘This Could Have Been A Kid,’ Police Warn After $17K Sign Wrecked In Hunterdon Sidewalk Crash ‘This Could Have Been A Kid,’ Police Warn After $17K Sign Wrecked In Hunterdon Sidewalk Crash
‘This Could Have Been A Kid,’ Police Warn After $17K Sign Wrecked In Hunterdon Sidewalk Crash Police have issued a serious warning after a careless driver plowed through a Hunterdon County sidewalk and destroyed a $17,000 sign. “Please pay attention to what’s going on in front of you!” reads a Twitter post from the Town of Clinton Police Department on Thursday, June 23. “This could have been a kid, instead of a $17K sign on the sidewalk!” A photo shared alongside the post shows the wrecked sign and several traffic cones at the scene of the crash, which appears to have occurred near the Fox Lumber store in Clinton. Scroll down to view the full post. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION to wha…
Pedestrian Struck In Fair Lawn Hospitalized With Severe Injuries, Teen Driver Charged Pedestrian Struck In Fair Lawn Hospitalized With Severe Injuries, Teen Driver Charged
Pedestrian Struck In Fair Lawn Hospitalized With Severe Injuries, Teen Driver Charged A Fair Lawn man was severely injured when he was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old borough boy, authorities confirmed. The driver of the 2014 Nissan Altima apparently had turned to avoid one pedestrian when he hit the 33-year-old victim in the parking lot at Memorial Park along the Passaic River shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Police Sgt. Brian Metzler said. The victim was thrown in the air and suffered severe head trauma, witnesses said. Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance took him to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson. Police charged the driver with reckless and careles…
Drunk Morris County Man Charged With Assault By Auto In Route 10 Crash: Police Drunk Morris County Man Charged With Assault By Auto In Route 10 Crash: Police
Drunk Morris County Man Charged With Assault By Auto In Route 10 Crash: Police A Morris County man was charged with assault by auto and several other offenses following a serious crash on Route 10, authorities said. Bryan Ramirez, 36, was intoxicated and using his cell phone when he caused a crash with injuries on Route 10 west in Denville on Sunday, June 5, Denville Police said. Ramirez, of Dover, was arrested and charged with assault by auto, DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, use of cellphone, and unsafe lane change, police said. He was later released to a sober adult and is scheduled to appear in court.
Meth, Heroin Seized From Pair In Jersey Shore Traffic Stop: Authorities Meth, Heroin Seized From Pair In Jersey Shore Traffic Stop: Authorities
Meth, Heroin Seized From Pair In Jersey Shore Traffic Stop: Authorities A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two Jersey Shore suspects on multiple drug charges involving heroin and methamphetamines, authorities said. On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Sgt. Jason Guide stopped an Infiniti sedan at the Travel Inn and Suites Motel for careless driving, Lakehurst police said. The passenger of the vehicle, John E. Rivera, 40, of Jackson, was found to have an active criminal warrant and placed under arrest without incident.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 45 wax folds of heroin, a quantity of suspected methampheta…
PA Driver Was Drunk During Warren County Crash That Damaged Bridge, Police Say PA Driver Was Drunk During Warren County Crash That Damaged Bridge, Police Say
PA Driver Was Drunk During Warren County Crash That Damaged Bridge, Police Say A driver from Pennsylvania was more than three times the legal BAC limit when she crashed into a flatbed tow truck and caused serious damage to a bridge in Warren County, authorities said. The Lopatcong Township Fire Company responded to the crash in the westbound lanes on the bridge passing over Route 57 around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, DailyVoice.com reported. A follow-up investigation found that Katherine Nardone, 41, collided with a flatbed tow truck in a Honda Civic before both vehicles struck the concrete bridge railing, Lopatcong Township Police said. Nardone, of the 500 bloc…
Elderly Rockland Couple Injured, 75-Year-Old Driver Charged In Head-On Crash With Montvale Mom Elderly Rockland Couple Injured, 75-Year-Old Driver Charged In Head-On Crash With Montvale Mom
Elderly Rockland Couple Injured, 75-Year-Old Driver Charged In Head-On Crash With Montvale Mom A Montvale woman and a young passenger escaped serious injury in a head-on crash caused by a 75-year-old Rockland driver, authorities said. The elderly driver and her 83-year-old male passenger, both from Piermont, were in a 2019 Nissan Rogue that crossed the center line on West Grand Avenue near Woodland Road and collided with a 2017 Dodge Durango shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Montvale Police Chief Joseph Sanfilippo said. The Nissan driver and her passenger were both taken to HUMC Pascack Valley Medical Center -- her with the leg injury and him with chest pains, Sanfilippo said…
Drunk Volkswagen Driver Slams Into Hackettstown Bridge, Police Say Drunk Volkswagen Driver Slams Into Hackettstown Bridge, Police Say
Drunk Volkswagen Driver Slams Into Hackettstown Bridge, Police Say A Volkswagen driver from Morris County was intoxicated when he crashed into a bridge in Hackettstown, authorities said. Officers responding to the crash report on East Avenue found Timothy Mikesh, 43, behind the wheel of a 2016 Volkswagen just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, Hackettstown Police said in a Tuesday, Feb. 8 press release. While speaking with Mikesh, officers observed the odor of alcohol and subsequently found an open bottle of Smirnoff inside the car, police said. Mikesh, of Washington Township, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and…
Unconscious Warren County Man Slams Pickup Truck, Crashes Into Bagel Shop: Police Unconscious Warren County Man Slams Pickup Truck, Crashes Into Bagel Shop: Police
Unconscious Warren County Man Slams Pickup Truck, Crashes Into Bagel Shop: Police A Warren County driver passed out behind the wheel Tuesday morning before running a red light, hitting another vehicle, and crashing into a nearby bagel shop, authorities said. Jeffrey Heymann, 62, was driving a 2006 Land Rover east on Route 57 in Hackettstown when he went unconscious and ran the red light at the Route 182 intersection around 4:45 a.m., local police said. Heymann, of Washington, then hit Mansfield Township resident Michael Danza, 51, who was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram south on Route 182, police said. Heymann’s vehicle ultimately ran through the intersection, struck a pedestr…
Heartbroken Cyclists Detail 'Reckless' Crash That Killed Beloved Rider In South Jersey Heartbroken Cyclists Detail 'Reckless' Crash That Killed Beloved Rider In South Jersey
Heartbroken Cyclists Detail 'Reckless' Crash That Killed Beloved Rider In South Jersey Cyclists have taken to social media to detail the horrific crash that killed their beloved friend and fellow rider over the weekend. Julie Galezniak, 62, of Stratford, was riding south Sykesville Road with a group of cyclists when she was struck by the truck heading in the same direction on Dec. 4, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Township Police Department Acting Officer-in-Charge Sgt. Mike Davison said. A fellow cyclist detailed the incident on social media. "This was a selfish and senseless act made by someone who maybe was trying to get someplace one minute s…
Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Driver, 76, Rams Masonry Truck In Washington Township Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Driver, 76, Rams Masonry Truck In Washington Township
Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Driver, 76, Rams Masonry Truck In Washington Township Questions remained after a sedan driven by a 76-year-old Ridgewood woman slammed into the back of a masonry truck in Washington Township on Tuesday, police said. The legally parked dump truck was rammed from behind by a Lexus ES 350 outside a Hampshire Road home where D.S. Masonry of Woodcliff Lake was doing work, Capt. John Calamari said. Those who heard the crash and came running found a 37-year-old worker from West New York unconscious on the lawn with his head at the curb line, Calamari said. It was initially unclear whether he was struck by the sedan or was on the back of the truck w…
84-Year-Old Driver Gets Summons After Hitting Bicyclists On Route 9W 84-Year-Old Driver Gets Summons After Hitting Bicyclists On Route 9W
84-Year-Old Driver Gets Summons After Hitting Bicyclists On Route 9W A bicyclist suffered a broken collarbone when he and a companion from Elmwood Park were struck by an 84-year-old Cliffside Park driver on a notorious stretch of road in Englewood Cliffs, authorities said. The 60-year-old New York City rider and his 47-year-old male companion from Elmwood Park were struck on Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) near Hollywood Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Police Detective Lt. Ronald Waldt said. Both he and the Elmwood Park cyclist, who sustained abrasions, were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment, Waldt said. The Cliffside Park motori…
Beloved Pet Services Company Owner From Clifton, 31, Struck, Killed, Arrest Made Beloved Pet Services Company Owner From Clifton, 31, Struck, Killed, Arrest Made
Beloved Pet Services Company Owner From Clifton, 31, Struck, Killed, Arrest Made Detectives arrested a driver who they said struck and killed a beloved pet services company owner outside a Clifton supermarket. Chloe Villar-Severino, 31, was struck by an SUV in the parking lot of the Aldi on Lakeview Avenue on Tuesday, authorities said. Villar-Severino, who owned and operated Ruff Lyfe, died the next day at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, they said. “My heart is broken to a million pieces on the passing of my beautiful daughter,” wrote her mother, Esther Velez. Digna A. Lazala, 63, of Randolph, was driving the 2010 Honda Pilot that struck Villar-Seve…
Police: Probationary Driver Who Crashed Off Route 17 Registers Nearly Twice Legal Alcohol Limit Police: Probationary Driver Who Crashed Off Route 17 Registers Nearly Twice Legal Alcohol Limit
Police: Probationary Driver Who Crashed Off Route 17 Registers Nearly Twice Legal Alcohol Limit A probationary driver was drunk when he crashed his car off Route 17, authorities said. Samuel E. Holloman III of Wood-Ridge lost control of the 2015 Lexus while trying to exit the southbound highway at Henry Street shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, Police Capt. Joseph Rinke, the officer in charge of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, said Monday. The vehicle struck the island divider and came to rest on the south side of Henry Street with a blown front tire, he said. Holloman registered a .15% blood alcohol level on an Alcotest -- nearly twice the legal limit, records show. Police charg…
Emerson Driver Rescued By Westwood Officer In Pool Plunge Gets Careless Driving Summons Emerson Driver Rescued By Westwood Officer In Pool Plunge Gets Careless Driving Summons
Emerson Driver Rescued By Westwood Officer In Pool Plunge Gets Careless Driving Summons UPDATE: A motorist who was rescued by a Westwood police officer after her wagon crashed into a backyard swimming pool received a summons for careless driving. The 32-year-old Emerson driver, who wasn't identified by name, was headed south on Lafayette Avenue when her 2021 Honda wagon crossed over the center line as it rounded the bend at Ridgewood Road around 3 a.m. Monday, Police Chief Michael Pontillo said Thursday. The Honda hit a curb, then crashed through a fence, a shed and another fence before barreling down a small retaining wall, onto the pool deck and into the in-ground pool on …