January 31, 2021
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday January 30, 2021 at 7:59 pm, Lawrence Township and West Windsor Police Department Patrol Units, West Windsor Emergency Services, Princeton Junction Fire Company, and West Windsor Fire Company were detailed to the intersection of Quakerbridge Road at Nassau Park Boulevard on a report of a Serious Motor Vehicle Crash with entrapment.
Two occupants of a Toyota Prius (Vehicle #1) were trapped, a 61-year-old driver suffered a trauma injury and the 64-year-old passenger suffered a life threating injury, both were West Windsor residents. Members of the Princeton Junction and West Windsor Fire Companies extricated the trapped occupants of vehicle #1.
A 45-year-old driver and 42-year-old passenger in a Nissan Armada (Vehicle # 2) of Hopewell were not injured. The driver of a Hyundai Vera Cruz (Vehicle # 3) a resident of Trenton suffered neck and back pain.
All of the injured parties were attended to while the roadway was shut down including US Route 1 South’s Quakerbridge Road (West) exit ramp. Driver #1 and the front seat Passenger of the Toyota Prius were ultimately removed from their Vehicle and the driver of Hyundai were all taken to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton
The initial investigation revealed the following: Vehicle #1, a 2005 Toyota Prius, had been traveling southbound on Nassau Park Boulevard, was approaching the Quakerbridge Road intersection, and was attempting a left turn. Vehicle #2, a 2020 Nissan Armada, was traveling northbound on Province Line Road (Lawrence Township), was approaching the Quakerbridge Road intersection and was attempting to continue straight through the intersection. Vehicle #3, a 2007 Hyundai Vera Cruz, was traveling westbound on Quakerbridge Road, was attempting to turn right onto Nassau Park Boulevard. The intersection is governed by a traffic signal. Vehicles #1 and #2 collided in the intersection. The force of the collision sent Vehicle #2 careening into Vehicle #3. All (3) Vehicles remained in their final resting places. The roadway remained closed for approximately 2 1/2 Hours.
This incident remains under investigation. No charges have been issued at the time of this release. If anyone has any additional pertinent information, please contact Traffic Officer McQuade at McQuade@westwindsorpolice.com, Traffic Sgt. Bal at Bal@westwindsorpolice.com , or calling (609) 799-1222.
** All Identities withheld at this time**