Day: April 23, 2023

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Reported In Manchester Township

April 23, 2023

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–On Sunday, April 23, 2023, at approximately 3:41 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Pasadena Road near the intersection of Mount Misery Road in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle with an unconscious driver with no pulse. 

Upon arrival, officers observed a 2012 Yamaha FZ8 motorcycle near the wood-line on the grass portion adjacent to the roadway with heavy damage to the entire vehicle.  Witnesses and good Samaritans who were already on scene had begun cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Officers and Manchester Emergency Medical Services personnel began life saving measures on the motorcyclist who had sustained extensive life threatening injuries.  

The investigation revealed that the Yamaha was travelling eastbound on Pasadena Road at a high rate of speed when the rider lost control of the vehicle, was ejected, and struck multiple trees before coming to final rest.  The sole occupant of the Yamaha, identified as 28 year old Roland Same of Lakewood, NJ, was determined to be wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash.  He was transported via ambulance to Community Medical Center where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.

The roadway was closed in the area of the crash during the investigation. Assisting at the scene were members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Manchester Emergency Medical Services, Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics, and Accurate Towing Service.  The investigation into this crash is still ongoing, however, speed and driver error appear to be contributing factors.  The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis and Patrolman Jose Diaz of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.

With the warm weather upon us and the increase in motorcycles traffic on the roadways, both riders and motorists are reminded to be aware of the presence of motorcycles. Please obey all traffic laws and arrive alive.

Fatal Crash Reported In Hamilton Township

April 23, 2023

HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)–On April 22, 2023 at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 2019 Honda Accord sedan, driven by Steven D. Brokowsky, a 39-year-old male from Hamilton, turned left from the driveway of Killarney’s Publick House (located at 1644 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd) onto northbound Whitehorse Mercerville Rd.  A second vehicle, a 2015 Land Rover SUV, driven by Joseph J. Celinski, a 35-year-old male from Hamilton, was traveling northbound on Whitehorse Mercerville Rd.  The vehicles collided in a side swipe manner, forcing the Land Rover to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole. The Honda came to a controlled stop on Whitehorse Mercerville Road, and the Land Rover returned to the roadway and came to rest.

Brokowsky was transported to RWJ Hospital in Hamilton via ambulance for evaluation.  Celinski was pronounced deceased on scene.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Hamilton Twp Fire Division and EMS personnel.

The crash is being investigated by Sgt. R. Gray, and Officers K. McDonald and P. Micharski from the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000.             

Update: Robbinsville Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Struck By Car On Route 130; East Windsor Woman Charged

April 24, 2023 UPDATE:

The Robbinsville Township Police Department and Director of Public Safety Dave Fried are happy to report that Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.

We want to thank Robbinsville Division of Fire and EMS, Capital Health Medic Unit, As well as the Nurses and Doctors at Capitol Health Regional Trauma Center for taking such great care of Patrolman Boyle. We would like to also thank our community, our elected officials, local business owners, our colleagues in Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS for your outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. They mean the world to Patrolman Boyle and all of the Police Officers and Dispatchers of the Robbinsville Police Department.

Patrolman Boyle, who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on April 22, 2023 while assisting a disabled vehicle on Route 130 south near Voelbel Road, is expected to make a full recovery and looks forward to getting back to work in his new position as School Resource Officer at Pond Road Middle School.

April 23, 2023

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday April 22, 2023 at approximately 11:32 p.m., Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25 years of age was assisting a disabled vehicle on Rt. 130 Southbound at mile marker 66.1.  While the officer was speaking with the driver of the disabled vehicle, outside of his marked Dodge Charger patrol car with Emergency Lights activated, a 2020 Volkswagen Passat, traveling South on Rt. 130 struck the patrol car, then the officer, and subsequently the disabled vehicle before it continued to travel South on Rt. 130.

The driver of this vehicle did not stop to render aid or to report the crash and left the scene.  The Police Officer was able to radio for assistance and Robbinsville Police, Robbinsville Station 40, and Robbinsville EMS arrived on scene.  Robbinsville EMS transported the injured Police Officer to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment where he remains in stable condition. 

The suspect vehicle was later located by our Officers at her residence in East Windsor, NJ.  The driver of the vehicle, Rachel Glatt age 52, from East Windsor was subsequently criminally charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (2C:12-1B(1)5(a)) and 4th Degree Assault by Auto (2C:12-1C(1)). 

In addition, Mrs. Glatt was also charged with Reckless Driving (39:4-96), Careless Driving (39:4-97), Failure to maintain lane (39:4-88), Failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle (39:4-92.2), Failure to report a motor vehicle crash (39:4-130) and Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving personal injury (39:4-129A). 

Mrs. Glatt was processed and transported to Mercer County Correctional Facility.  Anyone with pertinent information related to this case is asked to contact the Robbinsville Township Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-259-3900.

Patrolman Connor Boyle, 25, was released from the hospital and sent home to begin the healing process.

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