Accident On Westfield Avenue Downs Traffic Light On Locust Street

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Published: January 28, 2016 @ 5:32 PM EDT

The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) responded Tuesday night at around 10:30 at night to West Westfield Avenue at Locust Street on a report of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the traffic light to be struck and lain across the intersection.

According to police, an unnamed 46-year-old Elizabeth man was driving his 2012 Cadillac eastbound on Westfield Avenue and ran the light, striking a 2013 Hyundai that was traveling northbound on Locust Street. The Cadillac reportedly then struck a utility pole as well as the center concrete divider, ultimately rolling over and ejecting the driver into the middle of the Route 28.

The driver was taken to University Hospital in Newark by Roselle Park E.M.S. for evaluation and treatment. The 24-year-old driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

Traffic was detoured for several hours until the investigation was concluded by the RPPD.

The driver of the Cadillac received a summons for failure to observe a traffic signal and failure to wear a seat belt.