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Montgomery Township Police Seek White Sedan Involved in a Hit-and-Run Crash at Rt 206 and Orchard Rd

By Barbara A. Preston | February 11, 2022


A white four-door sedan made an improper turn from Route 206 south onto Orchard Road on Tuesday, February 8, at 10:40 am, and crashed into another car. The driver of the sedan then stopped, exited his vehicle to check for damages, and then got back into his car and drove away without making contact with the other driver. Luckily, the other was not injured.


The white sedan should have moderate damage to the rear passenger side quarter panel. The driver was wearing a bright colored reflective shirt, such as what a utility worker or construction worker would wear. The vehicle was captured on video surveillance as it passed by the Aja Asian Cuisine restaurant on Route 206 just minutes before the crash took place. A picture of the vehicle appears below. Any witnesses to this crash should notify Montgomery Township Traffic Officer Jason Clifford at 908.235.3002.

Police are looking for the driver of this white sedan, who drove south on Route 206 on Tuesday morning before crashing into another vehicle on Orchard Road.

Improper Exit from Driveway Leads to Crash with Minor Injuries

A 75-year-old Skillman resident was backing his Honda Fit out of the Volkwagen dealership driveway on Route 206 when he collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Tuesday, February 8, at 10:09 am, according to Montgomery Township Police.


Montgomery police ticketed Henry Saveth, 75, of Skillman, for improperly exiting a private driveway and colliding with a Jeep, driven by Natalie Burciaga, 34, of Hillsborough. Burciaga had been traveling south on Route 206. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by Montgomery Township EMS. Both vehicles were towed from the scene as a result of the crash. Saveth is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Municipal Court.


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Mercedes Benz SUV Driver Crashes into GMS Pickup Truck

A Mercedes Benz SUV driven by Arpna Seth, 47, of Short Hills, turned left onto Great Road from Cherry Valley Road colliding with a GMC pickup truck on February 8 at 7:25 pm, according to Montgomery Township police. There were no injuries reported.


Police issued a summons to Seth for failing to yield right of way. Seth, who's SUV had to be towed from the scene, is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Municipal Court.


CO Alarm Triggered at Mr. Tire in Montgomery Township

Montgomery Township police and firefighters, and Rocky Hill Fire Company responded to Mr. Tire located in the Princeton North Shopping Center for an activated CO alarm on Wednesday, February 9 at 7:42 am.


Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is an odorless, invisible gas that can quickly become a health hazard, causing dizziness, headache, vomiting, flu like symptoms, or even death in extreme cases.


Fire personnel detected levels of carbon monoxide in the business, which was temporarily evacuated. There was a small amount of carbon monoxide detected in an adjacent business, which was unoccupied at the time. Fire personnel ventilated the businesses, and PSE&G responded to the scene. Initial investigation determined a possible faulty heating unit as the cause for the carbon monoxide readings. PSE&G remained on scene, and emergency services were cleared. There were no reported injuries, or illness.


The carbon monoxide detector worked! Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because humans cannot tell when they are around it, but it can be very dangerous and deadly. Business owners and homeowners should check their carbon monoxide detector(s). It is a safety device that can alert homeowners of a CO leak and help them escape a potentially life-threatening situation, like carbon monoxide poisoning.


How to test to ensure your CO alarms are working properly?

It is important to test your detectors monthly to ensure they are working properly. To test your CO alarms, press and hold the test button on the alarm. The alarm will sound 4 beeps, a pause, then 4 beeps for 5-6 seconds. Refer to the user manual for your specific model. If the alarm does not test properly, install fresh batteries, make sure the batteries are installed correctly, be sure the alarm is clean and dust-free, and then test the detector again. If it still does not test properly, replace the CO alarm immediately.


How often should you replace your CO detectors?

If your carbon monoxide detector has replaceable batteries, they should be changed at least every six months. Although you replace the batteries, carbon monoxide alarms don’t last forever. They have a lifetime of 5 to 7 years, but it is important to refer to your user manual. After 5 to 7 years, replace the CO alarm completely.

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