Regional Briefs – August 18, 2015

6 Hurt in Brooklyn Bridge Pileup

NEW YORK – Six people were injured early Monday in a chain-reaction crash on the Brooklyn Bridge, The Associated Press reported. A disabled Honda was hit from behind by a Lexus, who was then struck by a sedan. The Lexus overturned and a passenger is in serious condition. The Lexus driver was arrested.

N.J. Man Arrested for Running Illegal Ambulance Company

NEWARK – A New Jersey man was indicted on Monday for filing for payments from Medicare and Medicaid for an ambulance company he wasn’t allowed to run after a conviction on a healthcare charge in 2003, The Associated Press reported. Imadeldin Awad Khair, 55, may face several decades in prison.

Jersey City Halts PSE&G Work, Claims Utility Rips Up Roads

JERSEY CITY – Jersey City’s mayor said Monday that the state’s biggest utility shows utter disregard for roads, the Jersey Journal reported. Steve Fulop halted all non-essential PSE&G work until they agree to leave freshly paved roads as they find it.

Third Person Dies From Crash Into Dump Truck

WAYNE, N.J. – A third person died tragically Sunday after an SUV crashed into an empty dump truck stopped on the shoulder of I-80, NJ.com reported. Michael LaVecchia III, 13, was the last to succumb from the Saturday incident, which also claimed the lives of his father, Michael, 37, and Giovanni LaBoy, 14.

NY Launches New Emergency Management Software

ALBANY – New York on Monday rolled out a new $1.5 million computer system to help the state better respond to emergencies. NY Responds integrates phones, radio, video and online date into a single site, replacing an older patchwork used by different counties.

Man, 70, Falls During Walk, Spends Week Stuck in Woods

AVON, N.Y. – A 70-year-old man survived a week in the woods after he fell while out for a walk, The Associated Press reported. Donald Farrell was found by a cousin Sunday morning on his property about two miles from Farrell’s home. Police say he is in “excellent condition.”