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Millburn Teen Still in Critical Condition

Police have still not released any names pending a investigation.

A Millburn teenager, who was stuck by a car late Wednesday night, is still in critical but stable condition at the University Hospital in Newark.

School officials have been in contact with the family of the teenager, who will be a senior at Millburn High School in the fall, but police have not allowed the release of any names involved in the accident.

The 18-year-old was hit crossing the street in front of the Haagen-Dazs on Millburn Avenue, at 11:20 p.m. She was hit by a Springfield man who told police he and his wife were rushing their 8-month-old baby to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. 

No summons have been issued yet, pending an investigation by the police crash response unit.

After the accident, the Springfield man, who was driving the car, remained at the scene while the wife brought the baby to the hospital, where the baby is now in healthy condition, Chief Michael Palardy said. 

More information should be available early in the week police officials said. 

Cliff July 07, 2012 at 12:43 PM
2nd critical accident this year, we need some speed bumps. to slow it down, my sincerest sympathy to the family!
LDSF July 07, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Sorry to hear the incident happened on the night of July 4th. I assume that Springfield also has non- emergency medical for ambulance services. Hope to hear the update for recovery. Address: 188 Glen Ave | Directions » Phone: 973-564-7005 Website: http://www.mshvfas.org/ Fax: 973-379-7969 Hours: The Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer first Aid Squad responds to 911 calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Ambulance services: Emergency, Non-emergency
shmother July 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Good point. I agree.
Eileen Vetri July 08, 2012 at 10:23 PM
The way to slow down the speed of a car on Millburn Ave. Is to make it a two way road with two lanes and pull in parking. Not only would it make drivers slow down it would make the town more user friendly. Maplewood Village Parking plus Summit downtown two lane in opposite direction driving are examples of what I am referring to.
Hedley July 09, 2012 at 12:00 AM
We also need education on the dangers of jaywalking.
Xavier July 09, 2012 at 04:12 AM
We need more speed bumps and other measures, but the mayor/town are afraid of being sued, so they do nothing about the traffic problems in this town. Someone is suing the town over a speed bump on Glen, and I wonder whether this has anything to do with their reluctance to act.
Joel July 09, 2012 at 06:12 PM
The comment above regarding making Millburn Avenue a 2-way street which could slow down traffic and enhance the viability of shopping downtown makes alot of sense.
Janet July 10, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I know the girl that was hit and regardless of jaywalking motorist have to watch out for pedestrains, its why we are giving a license. And trust me I understand he was driving reckless to get his own child to the hosipal yet he almost killed someone else's child in the process. If he was concern for his child the best thing is to call the ambulance as they are equipped to maintain your child health till they get the child to the hopsital safely. Under no circumstance are we to drive reckless, perfect explain is this accident that happen. They need speed bumps on millburn avenue. The whole set up is a joke and has been for years. This is not the first accident there and wont be the last if they dont change it.
M.Moore July 10, 2012 at 04:19 PM
It's not legal in New Jersey to put speed bumps on roads that are traveled by more than 3000 cars/day or with speed limits greater than 30 mph.
Xavier July 10, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Perhaps Millburn Ave is too busy for speed bumps, but we should make changes basically to make it more pedestrian friendly like Maplewood. These parents should have called an ambulance. I am sure that their child is in better condition now than the high school student. In addition, other towns in urban areas have chain link fences around their elementary school playgrounds and often install speed bumps near schools or make streets permanently one-way. This town refuses to address real safety concerns for its children and seems to go forward with the view that nothing bad can happen here.
J.F. July 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Aggressive driving is commonplace in our area. I honestly feel that the greatest danger posed to my children around here comes from motor vehicles driven by people who drive without regard for the safety of others. This type of behavior extends to parking practices as well. I recently encountered a man exiting his car after parking illegally in front of the Millburn Post Office. Not only was he not parked in a designated space, he had blocked a majority of the pedestrian crosswalk with his vehicle. As I prepared to cross the street, I said "you're parked in the crosswalk". His response? "Who are you, the police? Walk around the fucking car". So much for law-abiding, courtesy and consideration for the safety of pedestrians.
J.F. July 12, 2012 at 07:28 PM
And just for the record, I'm talking about you, Mr. Grandfatherly-type guy, late 60's, driving a Mercedes station wagon....
Xavier July 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I absolutely agree that cars are the greatest physical threat to children in this area. It is a nice, relatively safe place in many regards (e.g., check online to compare the number of registered sex offenders in MSH--none--to many other towns). However, we really need to get serious about reckless driving here.


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