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>Police Charge Local Minister In Sunday Evening Pedestrian Accident

>Car grazes stroller; motorist cited

By Tom Davis

THE RECORD

Monday, November 17

RIDGEWOOD – A 61-year-old woman was charged Sunday with failing to stop at a crosswalk after her car grazed a stroller carrying a 1-year-old girl, police said.

The girl, Maria Semenchenko, and her mother, Irena, both of Ridgewood, were not injured in the incident, which occurred around 5 p.m. at Godwin Avenue and Sherman Place, police said.

Elizabeth Searle of New York was driving through the intersection when she skimmed the front end of the stroller as Irena Semenchenko was pushing it across Godwin Avenue.

Police said they responded to the scene but no one required medical attention.

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More information from The Fly: Elizabeth Searle is the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, located at 105 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Reverend Searle has resided in a Church owned home on South Pleasant Avenue for at least the past 2 years. The Fly fails to understand why the Rector told police that she lives in New York, although her personal automobile still has New York State license plates affixed. Isn’t it a violation of NJ State motor vehicle laws to live in NJ, but yet maintain that you officially reside in another state, and not change your driver’s license and registration?

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