DOVER — On Thursday, January 25, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Mr. Edy Gutierrezg-Utierre, a 29-year-old resident of Hackensack, found himself in a precarious situation. While traveling northbound on South Morris Street in his 2010 Mazda 3, he experienced a loss of control. This unfortunate event led to a collision with a parked car, subsequently setting off a chain reaction involving a second parked vehicle.
Eyewitnesses present at the scene mentioned that it appeared Mr. Gutierrezg-Utierre was attempting to beat the train, as the crossing gates were closing on the South Morris track, just south of the accident site.
Upon investigation, Dover Police Detective Samuel Berthoud concluded that Mr. Edy Gutierrezg-Utierre was at fault for the incident.
The first legally parked vehicle, a 2018 Chevy Equinox owned by Wanda Buccaro of Lafayette, had to be towed from the scene by Bunky’s Towing.
The second legally parked vehicle, a 2015 Honda Civic, belonged to Jesus Castano of Randolph, and it also required towing by Bunky’s Towing.
As a result of the investigation, Mr. Edy Gutierrezg-Utierre was issued a summons for Careless Driving (39:4-97) by Dover Police Detective Samuel Berthoud. This summons carries a $86.00 penalty.
According to Dover Police records, fortunately, no injuries were reported in this incident.