Driver in Critical Condition After Head-On Crash in New Providence

No other serious injuries reported in the accident that involved two motor vehicles, which occurred early Tuesday evening on Central Avenue in front of old A&P parking lot.

Police said the Berkeley Heights resident who was involved in the head-on collision in New Providence Tuesday evening is listed in critical condition at Morristown Memorial Hospital as of Tuesday night.

NJSP MedEvac transported Orville Behm, Jr, 76, to the hospital after being involved in a two-car head-on collision that occurred in the area of 629 Central Ave. at 4:37 p.m. New Providence Police Chief Anthony Buccelli said this was a pretty bad accident and it is currently under investigation.

“The second driver, Brooke Eisenberg, a 21-year-old Short Hills resident, was released from the scene after declining medical treatment by EMS,” according to Police.

The passenger, who was in the same car as the injured driver, did not appear to be seriously injured, Buccelli said Tuesday evening. The New Providence Police Department, Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the scene.

In addition, the New Providence and Union County Police Accident Teams conducted a thorough investigation into this accident, police said.

At this time, the accident is still under investigation and charges may be pending, police said.

The helicopter that transported the injured driver to the hospital landed at New Providence High School.

Traffic was temporarily diverted through the old A&P parking lot on Tuesday evening.

We’ll continue to provide more information on this accident as it becomes available.


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