Thursday, April 25, 2013
Woman, 32, needed to be extricated from her vehicle.
Eric Kozlowski, 18, of Westfield was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following an accident at the intersection of Rahway Avenue and First Street that has left a 32-year-old woman in serious condition at University Hospital, according to Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger. The two-car accident occurred at 5:39 p.m. Sunday, April 21. In addition to DWI, Kozlowski is also charged with both careless and reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to wear a seatbelt, underage drinking, and leaving the scene of an accident with an injury. The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad transported the victim, who needed to be extricated from her vehicle, according to Rodger, to University Hospital. Kozlowski was released…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Investigation is ongoing.
This story was updated at 4 p.m. to include information from Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger: Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle Wednesday morning near the intersection of Central Avenue and Cacciola Place. The man was transported to University Hospital. Rodger could not comment on the extent of the victim's injuries nor could he say if he is a Westfield resident. Rodger, who said he had not seen the accident report yet, could not say if the driver was issued a summons. This is the second pedestrian to be hit during midday in Westfield this month. Two weeks ago, a man crossing North Avenue illegally was struck by car. He, too, was transported to University Hospital. Original: …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Two vehicles are being towed from the scene.
This story was updated at 1:31 p.m. Friday to include comments made by Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger. The Westfield Police and Fire Departments as well as the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad are on the scene of a multi-car accident that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Friday on the 600 block of W. Broad Street. According to reports, one vehicle was overturned and tow trucks have been called to remove two vehicles. A patient was being treated at the scene by the rescue squad. Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger said the investigation is ongoing but added that he does not believe the accident resulted in any serious injuries. Patch will update this story as information becomes available.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Accident occurred close to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Westfield police officers and the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad are on the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Central and Lenox Avenues. The accident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday. Police are directing traffic but drivers should expect delays in the area. This intersection was the scene of an accident that sent two victims to the hospital in March of 2012. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Crews are working at the scene.
Westfield police and fire departments responded to the scene of a car accident that took out a couple of traffic lights on South Avenue West and Summit Avenue Monday night, according to reports. A vehicle struck a traffic signal and a pedestrian crosswalk light as well as the short wall that lines the sidewalk near the South Avenue train station. A witness told Patch that the front of the car was "plowed deep into the light pole that it hit." Westfield police said crews from an electric company are working to fix the light. It is expected to be restored in time for the Tuesday morning rush hour. Reid Edles, president of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, said a crew responded to the scene at 9:35 p.m. No one was transported to the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Union County EMS provided a second ambulance.
A two-car accident occurred at the fatal intersection of North Avenue and Tuttle Parkway at approximately 2:08 p.m. this afternoon, according to Westfield police. Westfield Police Capt. Cliff Auchter confirmed the accident sent two victims to nearby hospitals; one to Overlook and one to Rahway. Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad president Reid Edles said the squad responded with one ambulance for the first patient and Union County EMS provided a second ambulance for the other victim. Additional details were not immediately available. In late January, Patricia Currie, 68, of Scotch Plains was passing through the intersection of North Avenue at Tuttle Parkway when it is believed she grazed a pedestrian as he crossed the street. After she …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
An accident involving a car and a school bus sent one victim to a trauma center Friday morning, according to Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad President Reid Edles. Edles responded to the scene near 1515 Lamberts Mill Rd. shortly after 11 a.m. in an ambulance with one other member of the squad. The Westfield Fire Department, with crews already working at North Avenue and East Broad and Prospect streets as a result of a gas leak and at South Avenue between Downer and Cumberland streets due to a suicide attempt that required the assistance of Union County Hazard Materials officials, were called to help extricate the victim from the vehicle. Edles confirmed that neither the passenger nor the driver of the school bus was injured.
Friday, August 3, 2012
A car was being cleared as of 11:15 a.m.
A car accident temporarily closed Mountain Avenue between Birch and Colonial Avenues shortly after 11 a.m. Friday morning. Two tow trucks were at the scene. One was removing a Hyundai Santa Fe, which appeared to have crashed into a tree. The other was carrying a Dodge Caravan, which was not involved in the accident. The Hyundai was being cleared from the scene at 11:15 a.m.. Westfield Police officers rerouted traffic, though they said they could not immediately release any information on the crash. The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad responded with an ambulance at the scene. Reid Edles, president of the squad, said no one was transported to the hospital. Patch will update the story as new information becomes available.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Staying calm and on task after an auto collision can save lives and get you back on the road quickly
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The following is a press releases from AAA: Being involved in an auto collision can be an emotional and exhausting experience. Many motorists drive defensively, take driver education courses and prepare for stressful driving situations, but unfortunately vehicle collisions still occur. A driver is responsible for knowing what to do if they are involved in a collision. “Even the most prepared and competent drivers sometimes find themselves involved in a crash,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of Public Affairs for AAANew Jersey Automobile Club. “It does not matter who is at fault, the most important thing to do first is make sure everyone is OK, then seek medical and law enforcement help and know what to do to protect yourself from legal or …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad ambulance is treating patients at the scene.
A two-car accident occurred just before noon today in front of Tinga Taqueria on Central Avenue near E. Broad Street. A Mercedes with New York license plates was rear-ended by a Honda CRV. Patients are being treated at the scene by members of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad. The extent of the patients' injuries is not known at this time. Westfield Police Officer Miller said he was around the corner in front of the Rialto as PSE&G work is ongoing in the area, when the accident occurred. At 12:20 p.m. Miller said a tow truck would arrive shortly to remove the damaged Honda. Westfield police are diverting traffic at E. Broad Street and Central Avenue. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.