Unconscious Driver Extricated From Car After Crashing Into Building In Lawrence; Several Residents Rescued From 2nd Floor

December 28, 2022

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Lawrence Township Police say that on December 28, 2022 at approximately 1:35 p.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls of a car that had crashed into a building in the 2600 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206).

Responding officers found a 2018 Mazda sedan crashed into the north side of the building, dislodging a staircase leading to second floor apartments. The driver (72-year-old male from Bucks County, Pennsylvania) was found to be unconscious and trapped inside of the vehicle. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by the Lawrence Township Fire Department and transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Several residents were assisted from the second-floor apartments above the crash, and were uninjured.

At the time of this Press Release, the extent of injuries to the driver were still being evaluated.

A portion of Lawrence Rd (Route 206) was closed in both directions during the incident. Damage to the building is being evaluated by the Lawrence Township Building Inspector.

The crash is being investigated by Lawrence Township Police Officer Shareef Hardin. Witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Hardin at 609-896-1111 or shardin@lawrencetwp.com.