New Jersey News

Friday, August 23, 2019

West Orange firefighter seriously hurt in July dump truck wreck leaves hospital to applause

A West Orange firefighter was released from the hospital this week after he was seriously injured when a dump truck crashed through an accident scene and slammed into several emergency vehicles. Capt. Will Holder was met by applause from fellow first responders as he left University Hospital in Newark Tuesday and headed to a rehabilitation facility, according to a township announcement. Holder, wearing a neck brace and moved on a stretcher to an ambulance, saluted the crowd of well-wishers. The firefighter/EMT was among several state troopers, firefighters and police officers who were hurt in the July 30 wreck on Route 280. Authorities said crews were working on another crash along the busy highway when a dump truck slammed into several vehicles, knocking a parked fire department ambulance into a fire truck at the scene.

Two Charged in Connection with Wood-Ridge Dumpster Fire

The Wood-Ridge Police Department arrested two individuals on multiple charges in connection with a dumpster fire early Thursday morning in the borough. According to Wood-Ridge Detective Sergeant Joseph Biamonte, Jr., Officers Mark Torsiello and Devin Ochiuzzo were called to the area of 250 South Main Street in Wood-Ridge for a report of a dumpster fire at 12:55am on Thursday, August 22. Officers responded to the scene along with the Wood-Ridge Fire Department. The fire was extinguished quickly without incident. An eyewitness reported to Torsiello and Ochiuzzo that two individuals, a male and a female, were at the scene igniting the fire. The witness provided a description of the two individuals, and that they arrived in a dark colored vehicle with a spare tire attached to the rear. Officers located the vehicle and conduct a motor vehicle stop.
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Head-on crash involving New Jersey Transit bus, SUV injures 5 people in Camden County

A head-on crash involving a New Jersey Transit link bus and an SUV early Friday in Camden County injured five people, including one person who had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital, authorities said. The wreck occurred around 5:45 a.m. in Winslow Township on Cross Keys Road and Oakland Avenue, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic. The driver of the SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into the NJ Transit Access Link bus carrying one passenger, Torbic said. The driver of the bus and the customer on board were hospitalized, but Torbic did not know the extent of their injuries or the condition of those in the SUV. A total of five people were hospitalized in the crash, according to Dan Keashen, spokesman for Camden County.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Firefighters remove car that struck abandoned home in Atlantic City

A two-car crash at a residential intersection left one car lodged under the front deck of a home in the Venice Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. Police and fire officials responded at 11 a.m. to the home in the 1500 block of North Ohio Avenue that sits at a four-way stop with Gramercy Avenue. They extricated the driver of the car that struck the two-story home and transported that person to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, Officer Edward Brown said at the scene. Brown said it was a two-car crash but did not have information on anyone in the other car, a small white Chevy that had already been removed from the scene. A chain-link fence surrounding the home had warped and fallen. The stairs and a thick, white railing that once led up to the porch lay strewn on the side lawn. The front beams that held the upper porch and showed the street address were slanted, a “6” dropped down out of place.
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Gloucester County mother, 4-year-old child critically hurt in fiery crash; other driver charged with DWI

A Gloucester County mother and one of her children were critically injured in a crash when an intoxicated driver struck their car Wednesday night, Franklin Township police said. Kristen Susini, 36, of Franklinville, stopped her car on the shoulder of Coles Mill Road near north Blue Bell Road in Franklin Township with her hazard lights activated and was struck from behind by an eastbound SUV driven by Denise Canale, 60, of Mays Landing. One of the vehicles caught fire and nearby residents helped douse the flames while emergency responders worked to free Susini and two children trapped in her car, police said. Susini and her 4-year-old child were flown to Cooper University Hospital in critical condition. Her 2-year-old was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Canale was taken to Cooper hospital with minor injuries and later charged with three counts of assault by auto, driving while intoxicated and several motor vehicle offenses, police said. She was released on a summons.

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