East Mill Road Crash Sends 2 to Hospital, Cops Say

Long Valley man, Chester resident collide Friday afternoon, shutting down roadway for more than an hour.

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A pick-up truck collided with a sedan around 12:40 Friday afternoon, shutting down a portion of East Mill Road and injuring two people, Washington Township Police said.

The pick-up truck, heading westbound, was driven by a 65-year-old Chester resident when it collided with a Toyota sedan heading eastbound, being driven by a 25-year-old man from Long Valley, Lt. Mark Niemynski said.

Both men were injured as a result of the crash, and police have not released the names of those involved.

The Long Valley man sustained scrapes and injuries to his head, Niemynski said. The Chester man sustained chest and abdominal injuries, resulting in the need to be airlifted to Morristown Medical Center. The landing zone was set up at Chubb Park in Chester.

Both men needed to be extracted from their vehicles as a result of the crash, Niemynski said. It was not yet determined who was at fault for the collision. 

East Mill Road was closed between Coleman and Bartley Roads for more than an hour. The Long Valley and Chester First Aid Squads, Long Valley Fire Company and Paramedics were on scene to assist. 

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History WT March 23, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Gee, I'll bet you the people injured in this wreck are really feeling the community concern reading these comments :-)
Joanne March 24, 2014 at 07:13 AM
thank you Hookerman, but I am not really concerned because i think it was something from the past,and I don't want to bother the police and I think its not a recent crime being the ages of those homes, who knows, for all we know we may have our very own dinosaur bone! They recently dug up a dinosaur tusk in Seattle. Or perhaps its an old cemetery I am hoping Tracy finds out, he is good at that ;-)
Tracy Tobin March 24, 2014 at 08:56 PM
Joanne No danger to residents from Police related activity you mentioned. Additional information not available at this time. Does anyone have more current information on the accident victims from the car accident?
Chuck Ruff March 24, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Additional information not available at this time.
Joanne March 25, 2014 at 07:42 AM
thank you Tracy, I knew you would check it out....guess they are awaiting DNA results ;-) I didn't mean to take away from the initial article, and I do hope they are both OK, but since I did see all the police activity at the other site , and no mention anywhere, just thought perhaps someone else would know something. plus, with the dig site still as it remained that day, its intriguing, from a historical view


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