Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A 21-year-old driver was involved in a crash in Cranford and was later killed attempting to cross the parkway lanes on foot.
A 21-year-old man was killed just before 1a.m. on Monday following an accident in Cranford on the Garden State Parkway. The man, identified as Luis Sarmiento of Riverside, by the Star-Ledger, was allegedly crossing the parkway when he was struck by a vehicle going south, according authorities. Unconfirmed reports that night suggest that police were initially alerted to "a body found in the middle of the road," report around 12:50a.m. near mile market 139.7 in Kenilworth. Sarmiento who was fatally struck by two vehicles as he attempted to cross the parkway, had been walking away from his Honda, which was involved in an accident a half-mile away near Cranford, according to the article. The drivers of the vehicles that struck Sarmiento spoke …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
No injuries have been reported.
Travelers heading northbound on the Garden State Parkway through Cranford may experience some delays in the area of mile marker 138 due to a minor car fire. The blaze was reported at about 2:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the busy highway. According to a dispatcher at Troop E of the New Jersey State Police Bloomfield barracks, the minor car fire is resulting in the closure of at least part of the roadway, as well as traffic delays heading through that area. Emergency crews are on the scene, working to extinguish the blaze. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. Want to be the first to know? For more news and updates about Cranford, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The troopers have been criminally charged in connection with the March 2012 incident.
Two New Jersey state troopers accused of leading a high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway for a fleet of luxury cars have been criminally charged, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced. The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) received complaints regarding the March 2012 caravan to Atlantic City, and the troopers were subsequently suspended without pay in April. In a press conference in Trenton on Friday, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said the troopers who conducted the unauthorized escort "turned our highway into a virtual speedway." "What they did was absolutely wrong," he said. An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice into the incident found that the troopers, Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, and Trooper…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Monmouth County concert venue has complete roster of shows into September.
How many shows at the PNC Arts Center have you seen? If you live in New Jersey, the chances are good you’ve seen at least one. Was it the reunion of The Who? Was it Paul Simon and Brian Wilson, or maybe Elvis Costello and The Police? Squeeze or Rush? The open-air auditorium has been a staple of New Jersey summertime entertainment and has been wowing visitors far and wide for decades. Paul Davon, while not directly affiliated with the Arts Center, was so impressed he took it upon himself to get the word out about it. “In 2009, I visited New Jersey on holiday and heard great things about the Arts Center, so I went to watch Toby Keith and it was awesome," said Davon, a theater devotee and webmaster for PNCArtsCenter.com. "This year when I …
Monday, February 6, 2012
An overturned vehicle has been reported.
An accident involving an overturned vehicle on the Garden State Parkway near exit 137 has been cleared, according to the New Jersey State Police in Bloomfield. The incident was reported at about 7:50 p.m. Monday evening. NJ State Police have confirmed the involvement of two vehicles in the crash, however, no injuries have been reported. According to the Garden State Parkway's Twitter page, one of the vehicles involved in the accident veered off into the wooded area on the side of the road. As of 8:15 p.m., state troopers were still on the scene investigating the crash. Authorities could not provide any additional information. Emergency workers shut down two lanes on the parkway while crews worked to remove the vehicles and investigate the …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Crash involved one car.
A motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in Cranford has ben cleared, according to the NJ State Police. The accident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. and involved one vehicle. According to reports, an ambulance was called to the scene for an injury. State Police could not provide information regarding the seriousness of the injury, only that EMS responded. According to authorities, the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. No major delays were reported as a result of the crash. As of about 10:30 p.m., police report that the accident was cleared. To find the latest Cranford news and information, you can also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CranfordPatch or follow @CranfordPatch on Twitter.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tolls increasing by 50 percent to raise money for state capital projects
Due to a phased increase approved by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority more than three years ago, tolls on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway will go up around 50 percent, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Under the new increases, toll rates on the Garden State Parkway will increase from $0.35 to $0.50 for ramp tolls, from $0.50 to $0.75 for two-way toll plazas, and from $1 to $1.50 for one-way toll plazas. It is the third hike in tolls for the Parkway since its opening in 1954, and the seventh for the New Jersey Turnpike since that highway’s inception in 1951. The increases were voted on and approved as the second phase of a two-fold toll hike in October 2008, during the administration of former Gov. Jon Corzine. …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
No injuries were reported.
Two motor vehicle accidents involving a total of eight cars caused some delays on the Garden State Parkway at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday. According to the New Jersey State Police, there were two separate crashes in the left lane - one involving three cars and the other involving a total of five vehicles. The two accidents occurred near milepost 130. No injuries were reported, but there were delays as emergency crews worked to move the vehicles to the shoulder of the southbound side of the highway, police reported. As of 3 p.m., state troopers were still on the scene, investigating the crashes. Two flatbed tow trucks were requested, and responded to remove damaged vehicles from the roadway. The cause of the investigation has not yet been …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The New Jersey State Police are reporting several accidents along the Garden State Parkway.
Multi-vehicle crashes in both the northbound and southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway are making rush hour traffic worse than usual. According to the Bloomfield Barracks of the NJ State Police Troop E, multiple accidents have occured along the parkway. It is believed that many of the crashes are weather related, following heavy downpours that began just before 4 p.m. throughout Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. At least two of these incidents were causing delays at exit 136 near Clark and Cranford. All southbound lanes of the parkway remain open through Cranford and Clark, as the crash was moved to the shoulder. Police say no fatalities were reported, but medical crews were called to the scene, along with local and state police…