Drivers Ticketed in Crashes Minutes Apart
Motorists issued summonses for careless driving and not stopping or yielding.
Two motor vehicle crashes Sunday afternoon that shut down sections of Green and Greenwood avenues occurred minutes apart and resulted in summonses being issued to drivers for careless driving and not stopping or yielding, police said.
The first crash was reported at 3:22 p.m. Police said a 19-year-old Madison man driving a 2003 Honda eastbound on Hillside Avenue collided with a 2003 Audi driven southbound on Green Avenue by a 60-year-old Morristown woman, Madison Police Lt. Darren Dachisen said Friday.
The Madison man's Honda then struck a utility pole, causing minor damage to the pole, police said.
The man, Brian Izacortes, was issued a summons for careless driving and failure to observe a traffic control device, police said. A tow truck and the lighting department responded to the scene.
Less than 25 minutes after the first crash was reported, a crash was reported at Rosedale and Fairview avenues, at 3:45 p.m.
A vehicle traveling northbound on Greenwood Avenue collided with a car traveling westbound on Rosedale Avenue that was driven by a 90-year-old East Hanover woman, police said. The woman, Heleana Cestone, was issued summonses for careless driving and failure to stop or yield at a stop sign, police said.
Madison and Florham Park police, the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to that accident. Cestone was taken to Morristown Medical Center with hip pain, according to the Madison Eagle. An update on her condition wasn't immediately available.