Driver attempts to “swat” bug and hits utility pole and tree

The driver of the vehicle hit a utility pole, ran over landscaping, and then hit a tree on Vail Road, near Winfield Drive.

PARSIPPANY — Mr. Coby Lee, 22, Lake Hiawatha, was traveling east on Vail Road when he attempted to swat a bug away while driving and took his eyes off the road for a moment and struck a utility pole, then drove on the landscaping of a residence and ended by hitting a tree. This accident happen at 3:43 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officer Gian Cacioppo determined Mr. Lee was at fault for driver inattenative.

Mr. Lee was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry, which was towed from the scene by Eagle Towing.

The the time of this report, there were no summons issued.