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PA Coroner Seeks Next Of Kin For New Jersey Woman PA Coroner Seeks Next Of Kin For New Jersey Woman
PA Coroner Seeks Next Of Kin For New Jersey Woman Officials are looking for the loved ones of a New Jersey woman who died on Friday, July 12.  Shirley J. Smith, 77, of Belvidere, broke her right femur in a fall and died from complications at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. Her death was ruled an accident.  Anyone who can contact her family is asked to call the Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426 or email danielbuglio@lehighcounty.org. 
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation
Jersey Shore Aquarium Society Founding Member Drowns Snorkeling On Family Vacation What was supposed to have been a relaxing trip for one New Jersey family apparently visiting their grandparents in Texas quickly turned into a nightmare. While snorkeling in San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park in Texas, Ernest Manchin, 82, of Dripping Springs, TX, went under water and did not re-emerge, CBS7 says citing state police. Moments later, Gary Wong, 56, of East Brunswick — Manchin's son-in-law — went under, too. Both Manchin and Wong were rescued from the water but ultimately died at an area hospital, the outlet says. A GoFundMe campaign launched for Wong’s…
Jet Skier Injured On Hudson Jet Skier Injured On Hudson
Jet Skier Injured On Hudson A jet skier required medical attention following a weekend accident on the Hudson River. The victim was brought to shore at Bloomers Beach near the northern boat basin near Henry Hudson Drive in Palisades Interstate Park in Englewood Cliffs around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, responders said. The NYPD Harbor Unit joined Palisades Interstate Parkway Police at the scene. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Gerard Calcagno, a 55-year-old Bloomfield resident, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 46 in Parsippany on Thursday, June 6, authorities said. At 9:50 p.m., Calcagno was struck near 1429 Route 46 by a 2015 Dodge Journey traveling eastbound, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Calcagno was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver remained on scene, authorities said. A graduate of Essex County Vocational School, Calcagno was passionate about fire trucks and fire departments, according to his obituary. He is survived by his sister Jean and brother Jo…
Daughter Of Rockaway Pastor, 6, Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull Daughter Of Rockaway Pastor, 6, Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull
Daughter Of Rockaway Pastor, 6, Dies When Piece Of Badminton Racquet Pierces Skull What was supposed to be a fun game of badminton on a family vacation became a tragic nightmare for one Sussex County family earlier this month. The Morgan family was enjoying lunch during a trip to a lakeside cottage on Maine around noon Saturday, June 1 when they heard screaming. The aluminum shaft of a badminton racquet her 10-year-old brother was playing with became dislodged from the wooden handle, causing the shaft to strike 6-year-old Lucy Morgan, who had been sitting on the sidelines, in the head, piercing through her skull, Maine State Police said. The Stockholm girl was rushe…
Hit-And-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Route 4 Motorcyclist ID'd As Rochelle Park Man, 70 Hit-And-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Route 4 Motorcyclist ID'd As Rochelle Park Man, 70
Hit-And-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Route 4 Motorcyclist ID'd As Rochelle Park Man, 70 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 70-year-old Rochelle Park man was the driver who sped off after hitting and severely injuring a motorcyclist on Route 4 earlier this month, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti announced following the motorist's arrest on Thursday. The 2004 Honda was struck by a 2020 Ford Fusion exiting Arcadia Way on the eastbound highway shortly after 1:30 p.m. April 16, the chief said. The sedan's driver then fled the scene, he said. The 57-year-old victim from Wood-Ridge was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he remains with extensive injuries, Guidetti said. Meanwhile, Par…
Car Plows Through Home In Hunterdon County: Authorities Car Plows Through Home In Hunterdon County: Authorities
Car Plows Through Home In Hunterdon County: Authorities A car crashed into a home in Hunterdon County on the evening of Friday, April 19, authorities said. At 8:40 p.m. a Ford pickup truck was traveling on Charlestown Road in Hampton Borough when the driver lost control, striking the curb and crashing into an unoccupied residence at the intersection of Charlestown Road and New Street, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said.  The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, Lebron said. Hampton Fire Co Sta.13 Facebook The home sustained structural damage, including damage to the walls…
5-Car Crash Leaves Two Injured On Route 80 In Parsippany: State Police 5-Car Crash Leaves Two Injured On Route 80 In Parsippany: State Police
5-Car Crash Leaves Two Injured On Route 80 In Parsippany: State Police Two people were injured in a five vehicle crash involving multiple means of transportation on I-80 in Morris County the early morning of Friday, April 19, authorities said. At 1:03 a.m., a crash occurred between a  Toyota passenger vehicle, Harley Davidson motorcycle, Ford SUV, Ford pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on Route 80 West in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. The drivers of the Ford SUV and Harley Davidson sustained moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital, Lebron said, The crash remains u…
Victim Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash: Authorities Victim Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash: Authorities
Victim Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash: Authorities A crash between a car and a truck in Hunterdon County led to a person being airlifted to a hospital on the afternoon of Monday, March 25, authorities said. At 4:17 p.m., first responders were dispatched to Route 202 and Wertsville Road in East Amwell for a crash between a car and a tractor trailer, the City of Lambertville Fire District said. The injured victim was removed from the vehicle without extrication, firefighters said. They were transported to a nearby hospital trauma center via a New Jersey State Police North Star helicopter, firefighters said. Amwell Valley Fire Company The c…
Motorist Freed By Firefighters After Crashing Into Her Hasbrouck Heights Home Motorist Freed By Firefighters After Crashing Into Her Hasbrouck Heights Home
Motorist Freed By Firefighters After Crashing Into Her Hasbrouck Heights Home A Hasbrouck Heights motorist appeared OK after her SUV plowed into the attached garage of her home and borough firefighters extricated her, responders said. The house on Raymond Street between Burton Avenue and Boulevard may have sustained some structural damage that would require attention, however, they said. A building inspector will make that call. The GMC Acadia crashed straight through one of the closed garage doors and struck a support column shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, responders said. Mutual aid included firefighters from Lodi, Moonachie and Wood-Ridge. The driver …
Pedestrian Struck By Motorcycle, Knocked Unconscious Outside Teaneck IHOP Pedestrian Struck By Motorcycle, Knocked Unconscious Outside Teaneck IHOP
Pedestrian Struck By Motorcycle, Knocked Unconscious Outside Teaneck IHOP A Teaneck pedestrian was knocked cold when he was struck by a motorcycle outside the iHop on Cedar Lane, authorities said. The 48-year-old victim was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center by the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps following the 5 p.m. crash on Tuesday, Dec. 26, Police Capt. Chris Kurschner said. His injuries weren't considered life-threatening, the captain said. The ambulance corps also took the 32-year-old motorcycle operator from North Bergen up the street to Holy Name Medical Center, Kurschner said. His injuries were minor, the captain said. ANYONE who might ha…
Skydiver Airlifted In Accident Near NJ Airport: NJSP Skydiver Airlifted In Accident Near NJ Airport: NJSP
Skydiver Airlifted In Accident Near NJ Airport: Njsp A skydiver was flown to an area hospital with injuries suffered in an accident at a New Jersey airport over the weekend. New Jersey State Police said only that the accident happened around 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 in a wooded swamp north of the Sussex County Airport in Wantage. The skydiver had crashed was airlifted to a nearby hospital for evaluation, New Jersey State Police said.
Overturned Dump Truck Closes NJ Bridge Indefinitely Overturned Dump Truck Closes NJ Bridge Indefinitely
Overturned Dump Truck Closes NJ Bridge Indefinitely An overturned dump truck has closed a Hunterdon County bridge indefinitely. The dump truck ran off the roadway on Iron Bridge Road in Bethlehem Township, around 10:40 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, New Jersey State Police Detective I Jeffrey Lebron said. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The bridge on Iron Bridge Road sustained structural damage and will remain closed until repairs are completed. 
2 Workers Hospitalized In Somerset County Construction Accident 2 Workers Hospitalized In Somerset County Construction Accident
2 Workers Hospitalized In Somerset County Construction Accident Two workers were hospitalized following a construction accident in Somerset County on Wednesday, August 2, authorities said. Bound Brook Police responded to a construction site at the corner of Vosseller Ave and West Maple Avenues around 11:55 a.m. While initial details were scarce, two workers at the site were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, police said. The accident also caused a localized power outage. The accident investigation is being led by the Bound Brook Construction Office and the Code Enforcement Office. Assisting agencies include the Bound Brook Fire Dept, Bound Br…
Falling Tree Limb In Fair Lawn Knocks Elmwood Park Man Off Ladder Falling Tree Limb In Fair Lawn Knocks Elmwood Park Man Off Ladder
Falling Tree Limb In Fair Lawn Knocks Elmwood Park Man Off Ladder A 60-year-old Elmwood Park man cutting down a tree on a residential Fair Lawn street was struck by a falling limb and knocked off a ladder, authorities said. The victim complained of leg and shoulder pain after falling 20 or so feet shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20. Members of the Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps took him to Hackensack University Medical Center, Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Borough police and Fair Lawn Rescue members also responded, the sergeant said.
Mom, Daughter OK After SUV Hits Deer On Route 4 Mom, Daughter OK After SUV Hits Deer On Route 4
Mom, Daughter OK After SUV Hits Deer On Route 4 A mother and her young daughter escaped serious injury when their SUV hit a deer on Route 4. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 hit the deer on the westbound highway in Englewood shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15. A good Samaritan stopped and stayed with the two occupants until police arrived. Both sustained apparently minor airbag injuries, he said.
'Everyone Needs A Billy Hansen In Their Lives': Loved Ones Mourn Bergen Man's Accidental Death 'Everyone Needs A Billy Hansen In Their Lives': Loved Ones Mourn Bergen Man's Accidental Death
'Everyone Needs A Billy Hansen In Their Lives': Loved Ones Mourn Bergen Man's Accidental Death He loved music, especially Motley Crüe and Kiss, as well as his motorcycles, the Knicks and Yankees and his many friends -- including the best of all: his wife, Cindy. A funeral service is scheduled this Monday for William "Billy" Hansen, 61, a popular and beloved Fair Lawn native who succumbed this week to severe injuries he suffered in an accident at Tanis Concrete last week. Hansen, of Elmwood Park, drove a mixer for Tanis for 17 years. He was at the company yard on River Road on April 11 when police said a truck went into gear and rolled over him. Hansen was hospitalized with a broken…
NJ Soccer Player Fell To His Death From Balcony Helping Hotel Guest In Mexico: Reports NJ Soccer Player Fell To His Death From Balcony Helping Hotel Guest In Mexico: Reports
NJ Soccer Player Fell To His Death From Balcony Helping Hotel Guest In Mexico: Reports Henry Meacock's death may be an indication of the way he lived: Selflessly. The 19-year-old New Jersey soccer player was apparently trying to retrieve a fallen belonging of another hotel guest when he fell to his death earlier this month while on Spring Break, the New York Post reports citing officials in Mexico. Reports on social media say the Ohio State University athlete and Westfield native went out to a balcony on the third floor to get the other guest's ID, when he stepped on a piece of plexiglass that gave way on Wednesday, March 15. "He was a gentleman to his very core and as genui…
Looks Like It's Flooded: Van Dives Into Hacky Looks Like It's Flooded: Van Dives Into Hacky
Looks Like It's Flooded: Van Dives Into Hacky A delivery driver told police he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, sending his van barreling nose-first into the Hackensack River on Monday. The 45-year-old driver from Pennsylvania refused aid after climbing out the back. He didn't immediately receive any summonses. A tow truck pulled the van from the shallow, murky riverbank near the Taco Bell on South River Street. There was minor property damage to a railing, police said.
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway A trailer hauling chicken waste products crashed, spilling its contents all over Route 55 and causing a HazMat situation in Gloucester County on Monday, Feb. 27. The northbound side of the roadway was closed in Deptford from mile marker 59.2 to the Route 42 interchange following the 9 a.m. crash. The roadway had reopened as of 1:45 p.m., but crews were still on scene for cleanup. HazMat crews, the New Jersey State Police, NJDOT, and multiple fire departments were on scene.  Environmental services were notified and were monitoring the incident. No injuries were reported.
Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft Prompting OSHA Investigation In Somerset County Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft Prompting OSHA Investigation In Somerset County
Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft Prompting Osha Investigation In Somerset County Firefighters rescued a 38-year-old man who fell down an elevator shaft Thursday, Feb. 2 in Somerset County, authorities said. Responders found the Watchung man stuck in a building on Mettlers Road around 2:30 p.m. in Franklin Township, township police Lt. Vincent T. Wilson said. The victim was removed but had suffered multiple injuries, and was taken to the hospital by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital BLS and ALS. The building was ordered to be evacuated by the Franklin Township fire marshal and fire inspectors and the building will be closed pending an OSHA investigation.
Dad Dies After Being Badly Burned In NJ Christmas Bonfire Dad Dies After Being Badly Burned In NJ Christmas Bonfire
Dad Dies After Being Badly Burned In NJ Christmas Bonfire A cozy Christmas took a tragic turn for a 25-year-old dad and aspiring police officer from South Jersey, who died after being burned in an explosion. James Davis was building a bonfire in the backyard at his in-laws' Mullica Township home while his wife, Nicole, and their 1-year-old daughter, Elliana, played inside with the rest of the family, NJ Advance Media reports. All of a sudden, Nicole heard a loud BOOM, she said on a GoFundMe page, originally launched to help pay off medical bills. Then, her dad started yelling "James is on fire." The family rushed to Davis' aide and frantically f…
Dad Killed In Escalator Fall At Steelers-Jets Game Manner Of Death Revealed Dad Killed In Escalator Fall At Steelers-Jets Game Manner Of Death Revealed
Dad Killed In Escalator Fall At Steelers-Jets Game Manner Of Death Revealed Authorities have revealed the manner of death for the 27-year-old dad who fell to his death from an escalator at a New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers game last October. The manner of death for Monaca's Dalton Ryan Keane was ruled accidental, Pittsburgh police said citing the Allegheny County Medical Examiner. Keane fell from the escalator at Acrisure Stadium around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the police. At the time of the incident, the Steelers issued the following statement: "We are aware of an unfortuna…
Worker Crushed Between Truck, Loading Dock At Hackensack Shopping Center Worker Crushed Between Truck, Loading Dock At Hackensack Shopping Center
Worker Crushed Between Truck, Loading Dock At Hackensack Shopping Center A trucking company employee survived after being crushed between a vehicle and a loading dock at a shopping center in Hackensack, authorities said. The 59-year-old worker from New York survived lower body injuries that weren't considered life-threatening in the Thanksgiving morning mishap on Hackensack Avenue, said Police Capt. Michael Antista, the officer in charge of the department. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, Antista said.
Man, 70, Airlifted With Head Injury After Falling Down Stairs In Hunterdon County Man, 70, Airlifted With Head Injury After Falling Down Stairs In Hunterdon County
Man, 70, Airlifted With Head Injury After Falling Down Stairs In Hunterdon County A 70-year-old man was airlifted with a head injury after falling down a flight of stairs in Hunterdon County during the afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 22, authorities said. The accident occurred at a home on Green Hills Drive in Raritan around 4:30 p.m., Raritan Police Lt. Scott Nelson told DailyVoice.com. The man had suffered a head injury and went unconscious, though he had regained consciousness by the time officers responded, Nelson said. ALSO SEE: Driver Hospitalized After Vehicle Plows Into Hunterdon County Barn The man was then taken by ambulance to Hunterdon Medical Center before …
Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident 'Loved By So Many' Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident 'Loved By So Many'
Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident 'Loved By So Many' Shock and sorrow spread with the news that a young Westwood man was accidentally dragged and killed by a subway train at the Columbus Circle station in Manhattan. Joseph Ancona, 20, apparently tried to board a southbound No. 1 train when his clothing got caught in a subway door at the station off 59th Street around 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, city police said. “The victim was then dragged and struck by [another] train,” the NYPD reported. Ancona was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. It wasn't clear whether the conductor was aware of what was happening or why the doors didn't automati…
Cyclist, 56, Flown To Hospital After Falling Down Steep Hill In Hunterdon County Cyclist, 56, Flown To Hospital After Falling Down Steep Hill In Hunterdon County
Cyclist, 56, Flown To Hospital After Falling Down Steep Hill In Hunterdon County A 56-year-old cyclist was flown to a nearby hospital after falling down a steep hill in Hunterdon County and losing consciousness, authorities said. The Pittstown woman was cycling on the Delaware-Raritan Canal Tow Path when she lost control of her bicycle and ran down a steep slope into a wooded area around 3:35 p.m. Sunday Oct. 23, a press release from Lambertville Police said. The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad arrived to take the unconscious woman out of the woods and to Ely Field, which is next to the Lambertville Public School. From there, the woman was flown to R…
Man Struck In Head By Dumpster In Morris County: Police Man Struck In Head By Dumpster In Morris County: Police
Man Struck In Head By Dumpster In Morris County: Police A 57-year-old man was taken to Morristown Medical Center after being struck in the head by a dumpster in the morning on Friday, Oct. 7, authorities said. The man was operating a garbage truck when he was hit by the dumpster as it was being moved by a winch near the B Buildings on Farmhouse Lane in Morristown, Police Capt. Stuart Greer told DailyVoice.com. Initial reports regarding the incident came in around 8 a.m. The man suffered minor injuries after being struck in the head but remained alert and conscious as Morristown police and fire departments arrived at the scene, Greer said. The …
Jersey Shore Fire Chief Tim Pfleger Dies, 32 Jersey Shore Fire Chief Tim Pfleger Dies, 32
Jersey Shore Fire Chief Tim Pfleger Dies, 32 A Jersey Shore fire department is mourning the loss of their chief. Keyport Fire Department Chief Tim Pfleger, 32, died over the weekend, the department announced on Facebook. Pfleger had been hurt in an accident returning from the fire academy in July, NJ Advance Media reports. Pfleger joined the department as a cadet in 2007. The following year, he joined Keyport Fire Patrol, having served as a lieutenant and captain. In 2019, Pfleger was elected as the Third Assistant Chief of the Department. He served two more years as an Assistant Chief until he was elected as the 2022 Chief of Depart…
Pedestrian Leaving MNF Game On Route 3 Whacked In Head By Rental Truck Mirror Pedestrian Leaving MNF Game On Route 3 Whacked In Head By Rental Truck Mirror
Pedestrian Leaving MNF Game On Route 3 Whacked In Head By Rental Truck Mirror A man walking from MetLife Stadium on Route 3 after the Giants-Cowboys Monday Night Football game was clocked in the head by the mirror of a rental truck. The 29-year-old victim from North Bergen was headed eastbound near the Hackensack River bridge when he was whacked from behind by the mirror of a Ryder Chevy, East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. He tried to keep walking but required medical attention and was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by East Rutherford EMS, the captain said. The 61-year-old driver from Paterson remained at the scene, he said. No summonse…
2-Year-Old Child Released From Hospital A Month After Being Hit By Train At NJ Amusement Park 2-Year-Old Child Released From Hospital A Month After Being Hit By Train At NJ Amusement Park
2-Year-Old Child Released From Hospital A Month After Being Hit By Train At NJ Amusement Park The two-year-old child that was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a train ride at a New Jersey amusement park has been released a month after the accident, state police confirmed. The child was hit by a train at the Land of Make Believe in Hope Township, Warren County around 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, DailyVoice.com reported. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital via medical helicopter in critical condition and was released about a month later, NJSP SFC Lawrence Peele told DailyVoice.com. Meanwhile, the park shared a post on its Facebook page shortly after the…