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Atlantic City woman allegedly strikes two cars then hides behind dumpster

A woman with a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant struck allegedly fled the scene of two crashes — including rear-ending an Atlantic City police officer. Destinee Carpenter, 19, of Atlantic City, was found hiding behind a dumpster near her car, parked in the lot of Angelo’s Fairmont Tavern, police said. Sgt. Jody Hersh had just gone off duty and was in his personal vehicle when the continued honking of a car’s horn behind
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Longtime Galloway pediatrician killed in crash involving bus, police car

A longtime Galloway Township pediatrician was killed Thursday night when his car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a stopped bus, police said. Cheul Kwon, 79, was heading west on Atlantic Avenue at just before 9 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, his Kia Sorento crossed the double yellow divider lines and into the eastbound lane, Lt. Joe Fussner said. He struck a NJ Transit bus stopped at the red traffic signal head-on, according to
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Pedestrian fatally struck in Egg Harbor Township

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Sunday morning in Egg Harbor Township, police said Tuesday. Israel Torres, 29, of Ventnor, was driving his Jeep east on the Black Horse Pike in front of the Wingate Hotel at about 12:40 a.m., when he saw a pedestrian in the roadway, police said. Torres tried to swerve, but still struck David Byrnes, 51, of Brick, according to the report. Bynes suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced
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Three-car crash in Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township police are investigating a three-car crash that happened Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at English Creek Avenue near the Black Horse Pike, according to police. No further information was released.  
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Hamilton Township police on scene of crash

Police and emergency personnel were on the scene of a crash on Route 40 near Indiana Avenue in Mays Landing on Wednesday afternoon. As of 4:40 p.m., motorists were being urged to take an alternate route, Hamilton Township police said. No further information was immediately available.
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Teen on dirt bike injured in crash with limo

A teen was injured Thursday afternoon when he struck a limousine in Atlantic City. The 14-year-old was not wearing a helmet and disregarded a red light when he struck the side of the limo, which had the right of way, according to an investigation by Officer Andy Pronovost. The teen was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The 58-year-old limousine driver from Vineland was not hurt.
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Three hospitalized in six-car crash on Route 30

Atlantic City police are still trying to determine what caused a six-car accident Thursday night. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near milepost 55.4 at about 11:30 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Three of the drivers were injured in the crash, including one that had to be extricated by the Fire Department. The three other drivers were treated at the scene by ambulance personnel. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash
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Pedestrian struck by bus in Pleasantville

An Atlantic City woman suffered a head injury after she was struck by the bike rack of a bus as she crossed a Pleasantville street Tuesday night. Elizabeth McAllister, 52,was found in the roadway of West Jersey Avenue near Main Street at about 8:50 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The bus’ bike rack — which was lowered with a bike mounted on it — had struck her. She was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s
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Pleasantville man charged with DWI after crashing in Atlantic City

For the second time in two days driving under the influence caused multiple crashes in Atlantic City, according to police. A Pleasantville man crashed into the lobby of the EconoLodge at Morris and Pacific avenues just after 5 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. No one was injured. Jorge Parada, 22, of Pleasantville, initially fled the scene, but returned, according to the report. Officer Joseph Bereheiko investigated the incident and found that Parada first struck
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Man needs drug overdose antidote after causing two crashes in Atlantic City

A Connecticut man was charged with multiple driving offenses, including driving under the influence after crashing into the steps of the McDonald Express. Daniel Thompson, 27, of Fairfield, Conn., had to be given naloxone — used to reverse the affects of opiates — after he crashed his car in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He was revived by ambulance personnel and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Division for
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