Reckless driver hits, disables car in North Bergen, crashes into 3 cars in Weehawken


A reckless driver hit and disabled a vehicle near James J. Braddock North Hudson Park in North Bergen, before speeding down Boulevard East and crashing into three other cars in Weehawken, before finally being apprehended by Weehawken police, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.

Photo of the crash in front of Charrito's in Weehawken via Twitter user atlatlone.
Photo of the crash in front of Charrito’s in Weehawken via Twitter user atlatlone.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Sunday July 5th, at about 2:45 p.m., officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a crash inside James J. Braddock North Hudson Park where they found a damaged 2004 Subaru Station Wagon partially on the sidewalk,” Schillari said in a statement.

He added that the Subaru driver, a North Bergen resident, told officers that she was traveling east on Riverview Drive South, inside North Hudson Park, when a silver, four-door Mercedes-Benz went around her car, into oncoming traffic, then swerved into her and hit the front of her car.

Schillari stated that the impact from the crash disabled the Subaru and sent the vehicle off the road while the silver Mercedes fled south on Boulevard East.

At that point, Sheriff’s officers quickly radioed the description of the vehicle and the Communications Center broadcasted a “be on the look out (BOLO)” to all Hudson County municipalities regarding the Mercedes, Schillari said.

At that same time, 9-1-1 calls of an erratic driver on Blvd East began to come in to the Sheriff’s Office and several municipal police departments.

Shortly thereafter, the Weehawken Police Department informed the Sheriff’s Office that the silver Mercedes had crashed into three other vehicles at 49th Street and Blvd East.

Based on photos posted on Twitter, the final crash occurred right in front of popular Mexican restaurant Charrito’s.

The driver of the Mercedes, Carl M. Ting Skog, of Parsippany, was then arrested by Weehawken police, Schillari concluded.

Weehawken Public Safety Director Jeff Welz did not immediately return calls seeking comment regarding what Skog was charged with.

Photo of man being stretchered to ambulance following crash in Weehawken via Twitter user atlatlone.
Photo of man being stretchered to ambulance following crash in Weehawken via Twitter user atlatlone.

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  1. I was the one that took the photos. When I came to the accident, there was one cop on top of the suspect who was yelling at the top of his lungs, water, water water…he must have been high on something. The cops cuffed him and put him on the stretcher. There’s another photo of a car ON the sidewalk cross from Charritos. About an hour before the accident I was on the sidewalk were the car ended. Luckily no injuries or deaths. 

  2. Thanks for contributing to the coverage of this story, Nikkyo. Our local communities need more proactive people like you and John Heinis.