Wrong-Way Driver Causes 4-Vehicle Accident on Route 304

Kristina Gaddish, 31, of West Milford, NJ was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving following the accident.

A wrong-way driver on Route 304 in Nanuet caused a four-vehicle accident late Saturday night, according to Clarkstown Police. 

Kristina Gaddish, 31, of West Milford, NJ was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving after apparently traveling northbound in a southbound lane on Route 304. The incident occurred at approximately 11:51 p.m. Saturday and involved four vehicles, said police. 

Drivers of the four vehicles, including Gaddish, were all taken to Nyack Hospital but the status of their injuries is not known at this time. More information is expected to be available Monday. 

Nanuet FD responded and after securing all vehicles, and containing any spilled fluids, Nanuet FD returned to normal service roughly an hour later. Pearl River FD was briefly called in for possible extrication, but was not needed because it was found that no patient extrication was required.

Nanuet FD reports that some residents claimed that the force of the collisions sent debris off the overpass and onto Blauvelt Road below.

Mutual aid was requested from Pearl River FD, Clarkstown PD, Nanuet EMS, Pearl River EMS and Rockland Paramedics

what may work..is perhaps"more cops patrolling on route 304...not just at night...between laurel road and west nyack road many times the drivers are weaving in and out like a race is going on...a lot of the times during the days..while its great to have a unmarked car near the diner waiting for expired registrations etc to "SET OFF HIS COMPUTER" maybe we need more presence in terms of cars patrolling...while it s a "GREAT JOB for the cop sitting on Strawtown" at 1.00 to 1.50 a minute we pay the cops we need more proactivity...the 1.00 to 1.50 a minute was based on simple math...40 hours a week X 60 minutes=2400 minutes a week..X 1.00 a minute =2,4000 a week pay without bennies.X 52 weeks 126,800 a year pay..at 1.50 a minute it equals approx 180,000 a year...amazing that a cop in this town makes in 6 minutes the wage Obama wants to set as the BASIC WAGE FOR THE COUNTRY..in clowntown they people make that in a bit over 6 minutes!!!!something isnt working here people...
Clarkstown life February 25, 2013 at 01:22 AM
what will work even more is people not drinking and driving....way to divert the focus again howie.....did you even read what you wrote??? by the end of it you were completely off topic yet again.
Slainte February 25, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Period , I'm sure you are well qualified to tell cops how do do their job. I'm sure you've had extensive training and your law enforcement resume is probably outstanding. People are funny. Lol..
Karen Douglas March 01, 2013 at 12:48 PM
How does the actions of, yet another, irresponsible individual become a rant on law enforcement? Where is the acountability? It is peverse for you to imply that because the cops make a "decent" wage that they are somehow lax in their duties when something like this happens. Speaking as the wife of a long standing member of the NYC police department I don't think, you sir, realize the enormous responsibility and potential for danger a cop has to face every tour. No, I'm pretty sure the most dangerous activity of your day is clearing a paper jam.


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