Officials have confirmed that at least one person was airlifted to a local hospital after being involved in a head on collision in what was described as a scary circumstance at the intersection of Sandhill Road and Route 31 in Raritan Township.
Raritan police, the Raritan Township Fire Department and the Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad were all called in to the scene when the events took place around 12:30 p.m. In addition to those agencies a Hunterdon Medical center mobile ICU was also called in to the scene due to the severity of the incident and the injuries that were believed to have been suffered onsite.
The accident occurred when a Phillipsburg man who was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Route 31 was entering the intersection and collided with an Infiniti i30 being driven by a female Flemington resident who was making a left turn at the time according to Raritan Township police.
As a result of the impact of this crash this in turn caused the driver of the Jeep Cherokee to collide with another vehicle driven by a separate female driver who was also making a left hand turn at the time. This driver was deemed to be so seriously injured in the crash that she unfortunately needed to be airlifted by NorthSTAR to local Capital Health Hospital to be treated for her injuries immediately. The full extents of the injuries that she suffered are still not exactly known as of now.
The unexpected and undesirable event caused huge amounts of traffic that had cars backed up headed south on Route 31, while officers that were on the scene did their best to try and direct traffic around the location of the accident which was no easy task. The police also indicated that due to the oil and debris from the traumatic event it had significantly slowed their attempts at cleaning up all or at least most of the wreckage for quite some time.
Currently there is an ongoing investigation on exactly how and why these events unfolded the way they did according to the Raritan Township police who have also stated they will continue to try and get to the bottom of this unfortunate episode as soon as possible.
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