Police Log: Nov. 13, 2013

John Croom of Lancaster, Pa. told police he was driving down John F. Kennedy Boulevard when a deer suddenly ran in front of his car, striking the front bumper. The deer then ran off.


Lilly Mattappallil of East Hanover told police she was stopped in traffic on Easton Avenue when her car was rear-ended by one driven by Jajikanth Pydimarla of Hamilton. Pydimarla told police he momentarily took his eyes off the road.


Michael Haney of Hillsborough was cited for careless driving and driving an unregistered car after he was involved in a three-car crash on Easton Avenue. Haney said he was traveling down Easton when a car ahead of his switched lanes. He said he then noticed that a car driven by Sandra Schmidtke of Woodbridge was stopped in traffic, but he could not stop in time to avoid hitting it. The impact pushed Schmidtke’s car into one driven by Megha Dalal of Somerset.


Brian Stanley of Metuchen was stopped at a traffic light at Veronica Avenue and Route 27 when his car was struck from behind by one driven by Ashish Mukherji of Belle Mead. Mukherji said the light turned green and started to accelerate when his car struck Stanley’s.


Cars driven by Ahmed Khan and Mable Snowden, both of Somerset, backed into each other from opposite parking spaces in the Wells Fargo parking lot off Route 27.


Richard Dabney of Adkins, Texas, was attempting to park in a spot in front of Desert Moon on Elizabeth Avenue when his car struck a parked car.


Candace Jones-McDaniel of New Brunswick told police that she was driving in the right lane of Easton Avenue when a car driven in the left lane by Mohammad Jubran of Fairview suddenly drifted into her lane and struck her car. Jubran told police that he did drift into the other lane, but did not think he hit Jones-McDaniel’s car.


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