Lyons Road Reopened After Van Crash Into Utility Pole
Detour from Monday morning accident removed as of shortly after 1:30 p.m., police said.
A Somerset Hills Florist van heading north on Lyons Road just south of the Lyons Mall crashed into a utility pole at about 9:30 a.m. that resulted in one block of the road being closed off for hours. However, Bernards Township police said shortly after 1:30 p.m. that Lyons Road had been reopened.
The one-vehicle accident occurred just before 9:30 a.m, and reportedly resulted in power being cut off to one home, according to township police.
Police said the van was driven by a woman who reportedly told police that she was drowsy at the time of the crash.
The woman, not yet named, was transported to Morristown Medical Center with minor injuries, said Bernards Police Lt. Ted Reese. The Liberty Corner Fire Co. and First Aid Squad responded to the scene, according to police.
A small section of the road remained shut off to traffic almost three hours later.
The accident occurred in front of a home on Lyons Road between intersections of Byron Drive and Linden Drive. Traffic was being detoured in a loop around those roads as of shortly after noon on Monday.
The front of the van was extensively damaged. Patch will update as further information is available.