by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Thursday afternoon, Fairfield Police responded to an accident on Greenbrook Road on reports of a car crashed into a utility pole. According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, officers were dispatched at 1:12pm and on arrival found a 1997 Mazda stuck on a pole in front of a home at 47 West Greenbrook Road. According to police, the driver was a West Caldwell female, 38.
Reportedly, before the police arrived the driver had been able to exit the car, hand her 16-months-old child to a witness, and then apparently passed out from injuries. Police determined that at the time of the accident, the child had been properly strapped into a childseat in the back of the car.
"When officers arrived, it was determined that the driver was able to exit the vehicle, remove the child, and hand him off
The circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident is still being investigated by Officer David Chabay, of the department’s traffic unit, detectives from the investigative division and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Fairfield Fire Department also responded to assist at the scene.