Parsippany woman flips car in Mountain Lakes

A Parsippany woman is facing a variety of charges after she hit two cars and a bus shelter on Route 46, in Mountain Lakes, Tuesday, Mountain Lakes police reported.

Kelly Morgan, 38, Parsippany was driving her Toyota Rav4 west on Route 46 when the left tires of her car strayed onto the grass median just before the Boulevard and she lost control of the vehicle at approximately 9:00 a.m., said Police Detective Shawn Bennett.

She swerved back off the median and through the intersection, hitting a Jeep Liberty that was preparing to turn left from the eastbound lane. Morgan then continued eastbound, striking a Nissan Rouge before hitting a high curb.

The Toyota then flipped on its side and rolled through an NJ Transit Bus Station shelter before the vehicle finally stopped about 10 feet west of the shelter.

Morgan was trapped inside the vehicle, and needed help from rescue workers to be extricated.

The left eastbound lane was temporarily shut down by the state Department of Transportation so they could get a truck to tie down the flipped vehicle, preventing it from rolling further as officials worked to free Morgan from the vehicle.

Morgan was freed and the scene was clear by 11:00 a.m. Morgan suffered minor injuries and was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment. Drivers of the two struck vehicles also suffered minor injuries, but Bennett said he was unsure which hospital they were taken to, if any.

Mountain Lakes Fire Department, Denville Fire Department, Rainbow Lakes Fire Department, and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery were among the first responders.

Police are still preparing the report but Bennett said Morgan will be charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, a narcotics charge, driving with a suspended license, and possibly additional charges.


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