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Man Drives Car Into Raritan River In Bridgewater

An elderly Somerville man was seriously injured when he accidentally drove his car into the Raritan River.   

Car being pulled from Raritan River in Bridgewater
Car being pulled from Raritan River in Bridgewater (WABC TV)

Authorities say 80-year-old Dominic Ciurelo of Somerville was attempting a U-turn on a narrow road along the waterway when his car went in the water and landed upside down around 10:40 a.m. Monday.

A passer-by saw the vehicle go over the riverbank and notifiedpolice.   Divers from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office respondedand pulled Ciurelo from the vehicle, which was submerged in about 5to 6 feet of water.

He was taken to Somerset Medical Center, wherehe was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon.

The accident remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

 

 

 

Old York Road at Robert Street in Bridgewater
Map indicates location of the incidenbt, Old York Road at Robert Street in Bridgewater.

 

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