Updates on two accidents in Caldwell.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 4
The following reports on two motor vehicle crashes in Caldwell were provided by borough police. SUV Overturned at Westville and Gould An SUV and a car collided at a Caldwell intersection on the afternoon of Dec. 31, according to Caldwell Police. Police say a black Ford Explorer heading west came across Westville Avenue when it hit the front of a black Honda Accord traveling north on Gould Place. The impact caused the SUV to overturn onto its driver’s side. The driver of the SUV climbed out of the vehicle and was checked by the West Essex First Aid Squad on the scene and released, according to police. The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries to his knee, hand and forehead. Both vehicles were towed from …
Police say steering may have malfunctioned, home is uninhabitable.
A landscaper lost control of his truck and crashed into a house in North Caldwell Thursday afternoon, according to police. North Caldwell resident Tom Drago, owner of Drago Sons Landscaping, told police he lost control of the steering when his truck apparently malfunctioned on Hemlock Drive. Drago ran over a mailbox on one property before swerving to the other side of the street and riding down an embankment and hitting the house. Drago was transported by the West Essex First Aid Squad to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston for evaluation, North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Deuer said. The truck created a hole in the facade of the home, knocking out bricks and living room windows as well as bursting radiator pipes. Water from the …