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…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Township police report many minor accidents.
Bernards Township police reported shortly after noon on Tuesday that there were road crews out, but many minor accidents on snow and slush-slicked roads, said Lt. Mike Voorhees. Police Capt. Ed Byrnes also reported that vehicles were getting stuck on steep Allen Road in The Hills development, and a fender bender had occurred on Martinsville Road by the Marriott as of about noon. "Roads are hazardous," Byrnes said, but "We assume once the salt and plows get [out]. better coverage the roads will improve. However, he added that police encourage people to minimize their driving, drive slowly and exercise caution. "Usually we experience more minor accidents and stuck vehicles in the first snow storms of the season," Byrnes added.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Collision occurs when officer attempts to make motor vehicle stop.
Township police still are investigating a Tuesday afternoon vehicle collision on Mount Airy Road, involving one police car, that resulted in both cars being towed from the scene. On Wednesday, township police said that Patrol Officer Michael Yeo had been monitoring traffic from a stationary position on the northbound shoulder of Mount Airy Road near Laurel Court when he reportedly observed a motor vehicle violation. Police said Yeo attempted to pull into traffic to stop the driver allegedly committing the violation. As he pulled his patrol vehicle off the shoulder and onto Mount Airy road, according to police, his vehicle struck a 2005 Ford Taurus that was passing his location heading northbound on Mount Airy Road. The driver of the Ford …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
No serious injuries reported in Tuesday afternoon crash on Mount Airy Road.
The collision of a police car and another vehicle on Mount Airy Road on Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation, with no summons issued as of about 3 p.m., township police reported. The accident occurred between about 1 to 1:30 p.m., said Lt. Michael Voorhees. No major injuries were reported, Voorhees said. He said the officer was not taken to the hospital, but he didn't know whether another person was hospitalized. The accident was reportedly near Laurel Court. No names were available.