December 9, 2019
This is the full unedited press release from West Windsor Police Department:
INCIDENT: 2019-32225 Serious Motor Vehicle Collision involving School Bus
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 12/9/2019 at 3:02 pm
LOCATION OCCURRED: New Village Road Westbound at Village Road Southbound
OFFICERS: 1) Chief Garofalo #143
2) Det. Sgt. Skwierawski #465
3) Sgt. Lai #470
4) Traffic Officer Sabatino #83—Lead Investigator
5) Traffic Officer LaRocca #85
6) Det. W. Jones #84
7) Det. Woodrow #101
- West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company (Station #43)
- West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services (Squad #45)
DRIVER #1: 54 year old W/F
Resident of Trenton, NJ 08610
DRIVER #2: 17 year old W/F
Resident of East Windsor, NJ 08520
DETAILS: At 3:02 pm, Patrol, Traffic, & Administration responded to the intersection of New Village Road at Village Road on a report of a Serious Motor Vehicle Collision involving a School Bus. Upon arrival, a passenger of Vehicle #2, a 9 year old female, sustained a head laceration. Driver #2, a 17 year old female sustained a wrist injury, while another passenger, an 11 year old female complained of back pain. Station #43 and Squad #45 responded to the scene for the injuries. In addition, the intersection was closed as a result of the crash.
The following was determined: Vehicle #1, a 2019 yellow School Bus, was traveling South on Village Road, stopped at the stop sign for the intersection of New Village Road and was turning left. Vehicle #2, a 2005 Dodge Neon, was traveling West on New Village Road and approaching the intersection of Village Road. Vehicle #1 began its left turn, entered into the intersection, and into the direct path of Vehicle #2. The vehicles collided in the West bound lane of New Village Road.
All (3) occupants of Vehicle #2 were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Trauma). There were no reported injuries reported by any occupants of Vehicle #1. The collision is still under investigation of the WWPD’s Traffic & Detective Bureaus. The Lead Investigator, Traffic Officer Sabatino, requests that if anyone has any information into this incident to please contact him at email@example.com, (609) 799-1222, or on our Anonymous Phoneline (609) 799-0452.
The roadway was closed for approximately 45 minutes.
*Please note that charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.