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.
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 …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Five people walking home from Young Israel on Dunhams Corner Road were hit by a car on Saturday afternoon.
A husband and wife walking home from Young Israel in East Brunswick were killed after a driver lost control of her vehicle and hit them and three other pedestrians, Saturday. The couple, both 51, were pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred just before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and William Krause, deputy chief and director of the East Brunswick Police Department. Three other pedestrians and the driver were rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they are being treated for injuries. The condition of a 27-year-old man was not immediately determined. In addition, a 52-year-old man was listed in …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are investigating an accident that took the life of a 47-year-old Sayreville woman at 10:50 p.m., Tuesday near the South Brunswick border. Police from East Brunswick and South Brunswick, units from the Monmouth Junction Fire Department and Monmouth Junction Rescue Squad from South Brunswick and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Paramedics responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on the southbound side of Cranbury Road just before the intersection of Davidson Mill Road. According to police, Jane Karuga, 47, of Sayreville, was driving a 1997 Nissan Sentra when she allegedly crossed the double yellow lines into the northbound lane, where she collided with a 2001 Dodge Ram, being driven by Warren J. Himich, 57, of Bethel Park…
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 …