Friday, May 10, 2013
Police charged a Clifton man Wednesday with speeding 122 mph in a 55 mph zone.
A 26-year-old Clifton man was hit with multiple charges after police say they clocked him speeding down Route 208 at more than 120 mph on a BMW motorcycle. Just before 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Wyckoff Police Officer Kyle Ferreira clocked the bike traveling south on Route 208 through Wyckoff at 122 mph. Ferreira was able to catch up to the motorcycle just past Goffle Road, according to Wyckoff Police. Szymon Tereszko, 26, of Clifton, was charged with speeding 122 mph in a 55 mph zone, reckless driving and unsafe lane changes. The complaints will be heard in municipal court, cops said. Tereszko’s alleged swift 122 mph, however, doesn’t rank him as Wyckoff’s most egregious speeder. A 20-year-old Haledon man on a 2003 Honda B60 motorcycle was …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The 20-year-old man was charged with driving while under the influence, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics in a motor vehicle.
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Thursday, February 14
A Hawthorne man was charged with DUI and reckless driving after a single-car accident on Route 208 Thursday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Wyckoff Police Department responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on Route 208 South between Russell and Cedar Hill avenues. Israel Amaya, 20, of Hawthorne, was driving a 2008 Smart Car Four Two when he drove into the center barrier of the highway and overturned the vehicle, according to Wyckoff Police. A witness stated that the driver inexplicably swerved out of his lane and into the barrier, cops said, and Amaya sustained minor injuries. Officers on scene reported smelling marijuana in the vehicle and also found a small quantity of marijuana in the car, according to police. Wyckoff …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police: Icy conditions not a factor in Monday afternoon crash
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Tuesday, January 29
One man was killed in a two-car crash on Route 208 North near Colonial Road in Franklin Lakes Monday, according to police. The accident, first reported to officials at 2:43 p.m., occurred when a 2004 Chevy van and a truck collided. Henry Shuart, of Hewitt, 67, was extricated from the van and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, Christopher Milles, 25, of Garfield, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. Police said the cause of accident has yet to be determined. While roads in the area were icy due to weather, police said that highway conditions did not appear to have been a factor. Have a …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Woman was uninjured after driving over a curb and hitting a light pole
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The driver of a Nissan SUV escaped injury on Tuesday morning during a crash on the exit ramp from Route 208 southbound to Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, a photographer on the scene said. The driver apparently lost control of her vehicle while exiting Route 208, mounted a curb, knocked down a light pole, drove through a wall of shrubbery, and finally came to a stop in a muddy field. Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes police officers assisted the elderly woman from her vehicle and into a waiting police car, the witness said. There were no other occupants in her vehicle at the time of the crash. The Nissan SUV was towed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox confirmed that there were no injuries as a result of the one-…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Daniel Nunez, 27, was arrested and charged in connection with a drunk driving collision that injured three victims Monday morning, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a statement.
A 27-year-old Paterson man has been arrested and charged in connection with the two-car drunk driving accident that injured three people Monday morning on Route 208 South in Fair Lawn, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced in a statement. Daniel Nunez faces one count of third degree aggravated assault by auto, two counts of fourth degree aggravated assault by auto and a count of fourth degree hindering apprehension and prosecution. Nunez was also issued summonses for DWI, reckless driving, open alcoholic container, driving while suspended and/or unlicensed and failure to maintain a lane. A joint investigation conducted by members of the Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department…
One driver has been arrested for DWI after police claim he lost control of the Infiniti he was driving while merging onto Route 208 South, striking another vehicle.
One driver is likely facing DWI charges for his alleged role in a violent accident Monday morning that sent four people to the hospital, including two of his passengers. According to Fair Lawn Police, the driver of a blue Infiniti G35 lost control while attempting to merge onto Route 208 South from Saddle River Road, crossing a grass median and striking another vehicle on the front side at around 6:30 a.m. A total of four people were rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center following the wreck, which closed off the left express lane on Route 208. The male driver and front seat female passenger of the Infiniti suffered serious head injuries, police said. The front seat passenger was unconscious when emergency responders arrived. The …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Northbound side of highway was corked at Russell Avenue
A single-car accident brought traffic to a standstill on both sides of Route 208 near Russell Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The northbound side of the highway was completely blocked off at Russell Avenue and drivers were diverted into the township, causing extensive back-ups on Wyckoff Avenue. "At 1:46pm, a small truck driven by a Pompton Lakes man ran off the roadway northbound between Russell Avenue and Ewing Avenue and struck a utility pole," Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said. There were no injuries as a result of the crash, he added. Following the crash, the utility pole fell across the northbound lanes with wires dangling into the left-most lane of the southbound side, Fox added. There were significant traffic delays on Wyckoff …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Incident echoed fatal crash three weeks ago in Fair Lawn
A Wood-Ridge man was drunk and driving at nearly twice the speed limit on Route 208 when he was arrested by police early Sunday, authorities said. Wyckoff Police Officer Kevin Kasak clocked a 2001 Nissan Maxima speeding south on Route 208 south at 108 mph around 12:40 a.m. The speed limit on the highway is 55 mph. Kasak pursued the vehicle and stopped it when it exited the highway at Ridgewood Avenue. The driver, Eric Deysher, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, reckless driving and unsafe lane changes. Deysher was arrested and his car was impounded. "There really are few words to describe this sort of conduct," said Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox. "Well, actually one does come to mind. ... Stupid." Fox called the …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Closure effected stretch from Grandview Ave. to Cedar Hill Ave.
A smoking electrical pole forced Wyckoff emergency responders to shut down a half-mile stretch of Route 208 in both directions Friday afternoon. Police suspect that an electrical wire at the top of the utility pole on the northbound side of the highway dipped just far enough to make contact with the pole. At 10 a.m., an astute commuter on Route 208 called 911 to report that the top of the pole was in flames, according to police. Police feared that the fire would sever the electrical wire or a guide wire that stretched perpendicular across the busy 4-lane highway. "All of a sudden you'd have that wire swinging across the highway," said Wyckoff Police Lt. Charlie Van Dyk. Police initially tied off northbound traffic completely at Grandview …