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Accident on Pleasant Valley Way Sends West Orange High School Student to Hospital

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

February 20, 2014 at 5:59 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - An accident on Pleasant Valley Way on Wednesday involving a NJ Transit Bus and a vehicle driven by a West Orange High School student closed a portion of the roadway and sent the student to Saint Barnabas Hospital for examination.

The West Orange Police Department reported that the female student was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Pleasant Valley Way from Alisa Drive at 2:32 p.m. Alisa Drive is located next to West Orange High School and Degnan Park Playground. Students with vehicles were exiting the parking lot at the end of the school day.

What happened next was a matter of disagreement between the driver of the vehicle and the driver of the NJ Transit Bus. The student claimed the bus hit her vehicle as she was turning left onto Pleasant Valley Way. The NJ Transit Bus Driver said that the driver turned left while the bus was traveling northbound on PVW and he attempted to swerve to avoid the vehicle, but was unable to do so because of oncoming traffic.

The transit bus came to a stop across PVW and the car suffered damage. Traffic was blocked from Hooper Avenue to the accident scene for a few hours as the scene was cleared. Five people on the NJ Transit Bus, including the driver, were uninjured. The high school student, complaining of neck pain, was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where she was met by a parent. 

The West Orange Police Department advised The Alternative Press that Pleasant Valley Way is a county road, and therefore under the jurisdiction of the county and not West Orange Township.  Several residents were upset after hearing about the accident yesterday and made calls to the WOPD to complain about the need for a traffic light.  

Residents concerned about Alisa Drive should contact the Essex County Department of Public Works, who will decide to whether or not to pursue the issue. To submit a concern to the Essex County Department of Public Works, go to: http://ecdpw.org/contact_us.php.