1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Piscataway Crash

1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Piscataway Crash

One person was killed and two others were hospitalized Saturday morning after a head-on crash. 

Darrius Griffin Jr., 25, of Piscataway, allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic while driving his Nissan Altima on River Road at 4:25 a.m. and crashed into a Ford Ranger, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a release.

The driver of the pickup, Steve Kemmlein, 59, of Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. 

Griffin and his passenger were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, where Griffin is in critical condition, according to Carey. His passenger was listed as stable, authorities said. 

Three NJ Cops Struck by Motorcyclists While Investigating Crash

Three NJ Cops Struck by Motorcyclists While Investigating Crash

Three New Jersey police officers were hospitalized after they were hit by motorcyclists speeding through the scene of an earlier car crash on Wednesday night, officials said.

The Union City police officers were investigating the scene where a 16-year-old was fatally struck by a garbage truck at 7:30 p.m. when they were hit by two passing motorcyclists near intersection of Palisades Avenue and 31st Street less than two hours later, officials told NBC.

One officer was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition.

The other two cops were taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where a motorcyclist, who slid under a dump truck, was also being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Window Washing Injuries

As you might imagine, window washers are prone to a great deal of accidents. This is because window washers work at high altitudes, doing risky work. Many window washing accidents and deaths are caused by faulty or insufficient safety devices. Building owners that employ window washers can be liable for failure to equip these workers properly.

If you are a window washer and you were hurt due to a building owner’s failure to comply with state safety standards, you may have a case against him or her. Call our skilled team of personal injury attorneys today at 888-355-4752.

Laws Protecting Window Washers

Under the 2012 Window Cleaners Agreement, there were several provisions laid out protecting window washers in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Rainy and Snowy Days

Rainy and snowy days shall be paid for. Window cleaners shall perform work reasonably assigned to them on rainy and snow days. Window cleaners shall not be required to work on a sill on which there remains an accumulation of snow or ice or other slippery substance.

  • High Ladders

It is agreed that no window cleaner shall be required to work on or carry more than three (3) pieces of ladders and that no less than two (2) window cleaners shall be sent on a job requiring the use of more than three pieces of ladder aggregating eighteen feet or more in length. Under no circumstances, shall any window cleaner be required to work on a job calling for more than six (6) pieces of ladder aggregating thirty-one (31) feet in length.

  • Payment Structure

Minimum wages have gone up slightly for window cleaners in the past few years, starting at $26.116 per hour on January 1, 2012, and since 2015 the minimum wage was $27.396 per hour.

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Truck Accident in NJ, Debris Spill in Berkeley Heights Causes Major Traffic Delays

Authorities say an accident between a tractor trailer and two cars on Interstate 78 in Union County has forced the closure of two lanes in both directions.
The truck caught fire after the crash and spilled debris, causing major delays Tuesday morning on the highway near exit 44 in Berkeley Heights.
Two lanes in both directions were closed.
The fire stemmed from the accident that happened at about 5:40 a.m. as the tractor-trailer became hung up on a center divider.
The driver was able to get out of the truck on his own and was uninjured.
State police say that only minor injuries were reported.

Truck Accident – Overturned Oil Tanker Catches Fire, Leaving NJ Turnpike in Standstill New Jersey

The New Jersey Turnpike was at a complete standstill after an oil tanker overturned and caught fire in Burlington County.
The accident occurred around 12 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 56.9 near Chesterfield Township.
All northbound lanes were blocked for a period of time and traffic was being diverted off Exit 4.
Around 1:42 p.m., New Jersey State Police say the left two lanes of the inner roadway and right two lanes of the outer roadway reopened

Driver Killed in Car Crash in Hopewell Township NJ

A 23-year-old Ewing man was thrown from his car and killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 95 Friday, officials said.

Dylan Kathiari was killed in the single car crash at 5:44 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway in Hopewell Township at mile marker 4.8, New Jersey State Police said.

According to State Police, Kathiari’s Toyota Avalon veered to the left of the road and overturned.

Kathiari was ejected from the car and suffered from fatal injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

One Dead, Six Injured in Piscataway Automobile Crash

One person was killed and six others were injured in a two-vehicle auto accident Sunday evening in the township.

The crash occurred at about 5 p.m. north of Circle Drive and south of Birch Run Drive on Possumtown Road, police Sgt. Michael Smith said. 

Authorities are not yet releasing any information on the person killed, Smith said.

Garden State Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident


Duncan Smythe was driving to a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County when he saw a car veer across the road on Route 80 and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with a great amount of force.

The driver of the vehicle on the shoulder, Michael O’Brien, was outside of his car adjusting his bicycle when he was struck by Mary Potts, 72, and killed instantly. A rear passenger in O’Brien’s car, Mary Briggs, was critically injured and taken to Morristown Medical Center.

Smythe pulled Mary Potts and her passenger out from her car, which was fully engulfed in 90 seconds.

Cyclist Dies After Falling Off Cliff in New Jersey

Two brothers were bicycling near the cliff at Mills Reservation County Park when one of them went over the side and suffered a fatal fall, officials said Monday.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 9:15 a.m. and rappelled down the cliff.
A 49-year-old man was found dead at the scene, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department said.
Police say they don’t believe the incident is suspicious and are treating it as an accident.

Suspended Jersey City Cop Doing Twice the Speed Limit Before Crash

Authorities say a Jersey City police officer was driving more than twice the speed limit and ran a red light at the time of the March 2 collision that led to his eventual arrest and suspension from the force.
The information about the incident involving Lt. Raymond J. Mahan, 56, is found in a criminal complaint made available by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Mahan made his first court appearance on charges related to the collision last week.
The document says Mahan’s speed was assessed based on the crash scene investigation, surveillance video and witness interviews. It also says documentation from the police department shows the off-duty officer “was not authorized to be in possession of the vehicle at the time of the crash.” He also had a passenger in the car who refused medical attention, according to the police report.
The collision happened just before 4 a.m. at Kennedy Boulevard and Bartholdi Avenue, an area where the speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour.