TRUCK RUNS RED LIGHT CAUSES CRASH AND DUMPS 100 GALLONS OF SEALANT
October 6, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016 @ approximately 4:42 PM – Police were dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 12 and Dayton Road for a reported motor vehicle crash with a spill from a sealcoating tank involved. Upon arrival, police investigation at the scene revealed the following:
Jason T. Narbonne, age 38 of Frenchtown, NJ was driving west on Rt.12, approaching the intersection with Dayton and Old Croton Roads in a 2006 Ford F-250. Narbonne’s vehicle was pulling a trailer with a sealcoating tank on it. At the same time, Christopher E. Soldano, age 18 of Raritan Township, was driving south on Old Croton Road, approaching the intersection with Rt. 12 in a 2008 Mazda. Narbonne failed to stop for the red traffic signal at the intersection and his vehicle was struck by Sodano’s, which was crossing through the intersection on a green traffic signal.
As a result of the impact, the sealcoating tank on the trailer overturned, spilling approximately 50 – 100 gallons of water based driveway sealant onto the roadway. Both vehicles were disabled and were towed from the scene. Narbonne did not report any injuries. Soldano complained of neck pain, but signed off refusing medical assistance from the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad which responded to the scene. The following agencies also responded to the scene and assisted; the Raritan Township Fire Marshall’s Office, the Raritan Township Fire Company, the Hunterdon County Haz-Mat Response Team, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey State Police.
The roadway remained closed, with traffic being detoured via Everitts Hill Road, until 8:58 PM. Narbonne was issued motor vehicle summonses for: failure to observe traffic signal, careless driving, failure to exhibit documents, unclear plates, unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, loading as to spill and using unapproved equipment. Investigation by P.O. Brett Szatkowski.