Woman In Berkeley Heights Accident Allegedly Fell Asleep At Wheel
Thursday, August 29, 2013 • 6:35pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An auto accident on Springfield Avenue was caused by driver falling asleep at the wheel, according to police report on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Elizabeth A. Baxter, 84, was traveling west on Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights when she fell asleep at the wheel, causing her 2010 Honda Civic to veer over the double yellow line, clipping the front end of the Honda Accord making a left-hand turn in front of her. Baxter's car continued over the curb of the southwest corner of Springfield Avenue and Lancelot Drive. The car travelled for approximately 90 feet and struck a medium size pine tree, overturning the vehicle on the side yard of Lancelot Drive.
Berkeley Heights Police, Rescue Squad and Fire Department responded to the accident. Baxter, who was wearing her seat belt, suffered minor injuries. She was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital by ambulance complaining of pains.The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured.