Monday, February 11, 2013
Police said there were no injuries in the accident.
Chatham Borough Police said there were no injuries when a car overturned on River Road near Stanley Park Friday. Lorraine Lake, 54, of Berkeley Heights was traveling south in her 2009 Toyota when she lost control of the car due to icy road conditions, according to Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department. The car spun around and went off the road before it came to rest on its roof just before 1 p.m. Friday, O'Shea said. Traffic was reduced to a single lane on River Road, and Chatham Borough Police directed traffic. The Chatham Borough Fire Department and Chatham Emergency Squad also responded. There were no injures, no summonses were issued, and the car was towed from the scene, O'Shea said.
Monday, January 28, 2013
31-year-old allegedly struck a building on Hickory Place and hit an electric box and telephone pole on Shunpike Road early Saturday morning.
A Chatham man faces several charges after allegedly leaving the scene of two accidents over the weekend, Chatham Township Police said. Owen Weed, 31, was charged early Saturday morning with two counts each of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to exhibit documents, careless driving and driving with no liability insurance. Officer Kevin Johnson investigated the scene of an accident at 25 Hickory Place after receiving a report a vehicle struck one of the buildings and left the scene, according to a statement from Lt. Steven Hennelly. Johnson found a vehicle connected to the accident parked near the building Saturday morning at about 5:40 a.m. While investigating the accident on Hickory Place, Sgt. Thomas…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Morristown man allegedly involved in accidents on I-78 before being stopped in Chatham.
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Sunday, January 20
A Morristown man believed to be involved in two accidents on Interstate 78 was arrested for drunk driving Wednesday, Chatham Borough Police said. Christopher Grandados, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and reckless driving. Police also determined Granados "was involved in at least two motor vehicle accidents" on I-78 before he entered Chatham, according to a statement released by Kevin O'Shea, of the Chatham Borough Police Department. A motorist approached Patrolman Andrew Chase and informed the officer he was following a black Hyundai involved in one of the two accidents and whose driver appeared to be intoxicated, the report …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Township police, Green Village Fire Department responded to the accident.
Chatham Township Police said a car accident along Shunpike Road sent a woman to Overlook Hospital after she complained of wrist pain. The accident took place at about 6 p.m. Monday at the intersection at Green Village Road near the Chatham Mall. A woman entered the intersection in an attempt to turn left onto Green Village Road when she was struck by an oncoming car traveling east on Shunpike Road, police said. The second driver, described by police as a male, was able to drive away from the accident. Police were still on the scene at 7 p.m. though the accident had been cleared. The Green Village Fire Department also responded. Chatham Patch will post more information regarding this accident as it becomes available.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Seven people were injured in the two-car accident and transported to a local hospital.
Seven people were taken to Morristown Medical Center following a two-car accident on Route 24 in the early hours of Monday morning, State Police said. One of the cars involved in the accident overturned and two of the passengers were ejected, according to police. The overturned vehicle had five occupants, State Police said. State Police did not say how many people were in the second vehicle. None of the injuries are critical, according to state police. The accident took place in the westbound lanes near milepost 7.2 on Route 24 in Chatham. Chatham Patch will update this story as further information becomes available.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Chatham Emergency Squad and Chatham Borough Police are on the scene.
A multi-vehicle car accident has blocked westbound traffic on Watchung Avenue beginning at Hillside Avenue. Chatham Borough Police are on the scene diverting traffic from Watchung Avenue north on Hillside Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday. Eastbound traffic on Watchung Avenue is unhindered. The Chatham Emergency Squad could be seen treating at least one person at the scene of the accident. Several people stood along the sidewalk on the sidewalk on Watchung Avenue, and two cars, a green minivan and a white four-door vehicle, appeared to have sustained damage from the accident. Further information was not immediately available, and police spokesman Kevin O'Shea did not immediately respond to requests for further information. Chatham Patch will update…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Driver of the car that struck the bus from behind hurt in accident, police said.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
A West Orange woman suffered a minor head injury after her car struck a school bus carrying 11 students Friday morning, according to Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department. None of the students were injured, O'Shea said. The bus was operated by the Livingston Board of Education and was going to the ECLC on Lum Avenue with 11 students and one aide, according to O'Shea. Patroman Wayne Shivers investigated the accident shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at the intersection of North Passaic Avenue and Main Street, O'Shea said. The school bus, driven by Angelo Lekkas, 70, of West Orange, was stopped at a red light when it was struck from behind by a 1992 Toyota, O'Shea said. The second car was driven by Jacksmine Jean, 33, also of West…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Chatham Borough Police and firefighters responded to the scene.
River Road was closed at Lackawanna Court Friday when a car accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Patrolman Brian Maher investigated the two-car accident at 9:53 a.m. Maher found a 2004 Honda driven by Justine Beaumont, 25, of Chatham, was driving south when she lost control of the car and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, police said. Beaumont's car struck a 2003 GMC driven by Judith Borsellino, 68 of Berkeley Heights, according to police. The Chatham Borough Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and closed off River Road to motor vehicle traffic. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and Beaumont was issued a summons for careless driving, police said.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Arkansas man faces manslaughter and battery charges, up to 22 years in prison for accident that also seriously injured borough administrator and his brother.
An Arkansas man could face more than 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines for his alleged role in a fatal accident in April that claimed the life of Chatham Borough's deputy director of public works and seriously injured the municipality's administrator and his brother. James T. Hearon, of Wade, Ark., has been charged with manslaughter, which is a "C" felony under Arkansas law that carries a penalty of 3 to 10 years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine for the death of Charles Dziedzic, according to Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham. Hearon also faces two counts of second-degree battery, a "D" felony in Arkansas, for the injuries to Robert and George Falzarano. Each count has a penalty of up to six years in jail and/or a $10,000. Hearon …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Police say a driver looked away and caused the accident.
Chatham Borough Police issued two summonses for careless driving in two unrelated accidents in late June. Patrolman Andrew Chase investigated a two-car accident at 5:13 p.m. on Weston Avenue, police said. Mala Heard, 20, of Chatham, was slowing down when her car was struck from behind, according to police. The driver of the second car, Andrew Pascal, 20, of Livingston said he looked away for a moment, police said. When Pascal turned back, Heard's vehicle had slowed and he was unable to stop in time, according to police. Another Day, Another Accident Patrolman Roy George investigated an accident on Summit Avenue at 1:11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, police said. A 2003 GMC driven by Diane DaSilva, 43, of Elizabeth, was traveling north on Summit …