Update April 30, 2020 at 6 pm. West Windsor Press Release added to the story.
Update April 30, 2020 at 1 pm. Route 1 had been reopened.
April 30, 2020 at 10:45 am.
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Route 1 South Bound at Harrison Street is closed to a serious MVA. It is reported two persons are heavily entrapped in the vehicles. A medevac helicopter is being requested to the scene. Two heavy rescue units, and additional fire apparatus along with multiple ambulances responding.
10:50 am update: The landing zone for the helicopter will be on Washington. Fire apparatus and rescue companies arriving going to work to remove trapped occupants. 1 person extricated so far.
1:00 pm. update: Roadway reopened.
INCIDENT: 2020-10305 Serious Motor Vehicle Crash Involving (4) Vehicles
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 4/30/2020 at 10:26 am
LOCATION OCCURRED: US Route 1 South (and US Route 1 North) Near Fisher Place
DRIVERS: #1 –43 year old Male
Resident of Landsdowne, PA 19050
#2–60 year old Male
Resident of Edison, NJ 08817
#3–37 year old Male
Resident of N. Plainfield, NJ 07060
#4–46 year old Female
Resident of Trenton, NJ 08638
INJURIES: Driver #2 sustained a serious hand injury. The 55 year old Female front seat passenger of Vehicle #2 sustained a head injury.
#1–Traffic Officer Brown #89–Lead Investigator
#2–WWPD: Patrol Division, Traffic Bureau, & Detective Bureau
#3–WW DIvision of Fire & Emergency Services #45
#4–West Windsor Volunteer Fire Copmany (WWVFC#1) Station #43
#5–Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company (PJVFC) Station #44
#6–Plainsboro Rescue Squad Station #100
#7–Mercer County Prosecutors Office Serious Collsion Response Team (SCRT)
#8–Mercer County Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
#9–NJ State DOT
DETAILS: On Thursday April 30, 2020 at 10:26 am, Traffic & Patrol Units were detailed to US Route 1 South near Fisher Place for a Serious Motor Vehicle Crash involving a “Jacknifed” Tractor/Fuel Tanker, a Vehicle with Occupants entrapped inside, and (2) additional Vehicles. The Investigation revealed the following: Vehicle #1, a 2014 Mack Truck/Fuel Tanker, had been traveling South on US Route 1 in the middle lane and was approaching slowing/stopped traffic near the intersection of Fisher Place. Vehicle #2, a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, was traveling ahead of Vehicle #1 and was slowing behind Vehicle #3, a 1993 Peterbuilt Tractor/Trailer. Vehicle #1 struck the rear of Vehicle #2. The force of the impact sent Vehicle #2 directly into Vehicle #3 while Vehicle #1 “Jacknifed” with the Tractor portion striking the US Route 1 Center Concrete Median. Vehicle #4, a 2011 Toyota Sienna, was traveling North on US Route 1 in the left lane and was peppered with debris from the impact of Vehicle #1 striking the Concrete Center Median.
Stations #43 & #44, and #45 worked cohesively to extricate the (2) entrapped Occupants of Vehicle #2 (**See Injuries List Above**). After successful extraction, both Occupants of Vehicle #2 were transported to Capital Health Systems–Fuld Campus (Trauma) by Squad #45 and Plainsboro Rescue Squad #100 with Non-Life Threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported or observed of the other parties.
Traffic Officer Brown was the Lead Investigator in the collision and issued a summons for Careless Driving (39:4-97) to Driver #1. US Route 1 South was closed while the left lane of US Route 1 North was closed for approximately 2 1/2 Hours.
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