Update: 2 Trapped Rescued From 4 Vehicle Accident On Route 1

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.