Two people were injured Monday morning in a two vehicle collision, according to Mahwah police. Authorities say a 22-year-old New City man, driving a Honda, crashed into an SUV driven by a 43-year-old Oakland, New Jersey, woman. Both drivers required treatment at area hospitals, however, Mahwah police say that the male driver suffered more serious injuries in the head-on crash.
The Route 202 Pennsylvania car accident was first reported shortly after 9:00 a.m. Monday. The man from New City was pulled from the wreckage. Law enforcement says the man had no pulse. Emergency responders used a defibrillator at the scene and were able to find a pulse.
The Ramapo student was first transported in a Mahwah ambulance to Ramapo College, where he was transferred to a helicopter for transport to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Authorities say that the man sustained critical injuries in the wreck. The hospital did not release details of the injuries, other than to say that they are critical and medical personnel worked in efforts to stabilize the patient.
The Oakland woman was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern with neck, chest and back pain.
Police say that the two vehicles “hit almost frame to frame head-on,” in the Route 202 car accident. Both vehicles were severely damaged. The two people involved in the accident suffered serious personal injuries.
Jersey City personal injuries lawyers know that head-on crashed involve extreme forces that can cause devastating injuries.
The Monday morning Route 202 accident remains under investigation.
Two passenger vehicles and a commercial cement truck collided Wednesday in Bernardsville injuring two women and leaving the 36-year-old truck driver dead. Authorities had flown the truck driver to Morristown Medical Center after rescuing him from the overturned cement truck. However, the truck driver died sometime after leaving the accident scene.
Two women from Bedminster reportedly were sole occupants in each of the two passenger vehicles. The two women sustained personal injuries in the commercial truck accident.
The cement truck and two car accident occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday on Route 202. Two of the drivers were trapped inside their vehicles due to the crumpled metal. The truck driver and a 24-year-old woman had to be rescued their vehicles after the accident.
A third driver, a 53-year-old woman from Bedminster was able to get out of her car under her own power. She received treatment for her injuries at both the accident scene and in Morristown. She was released from the hospital Wednesday.
The two drivers who had to be extricated from their vehicles were flown to Morristown Medical Center. The condition of the 24-year-old Bedminster woman remains unknown.
Local police from several area communities, firefighters and state officials all provided assistance in the aftermath of the tragic crash. An investigation into the accident was immediately launched and authorities closed Route 202 to gather information and clear the scene. The roadway was closed throughout the afternoon, reopening around 6:00 Wednesday evening.
News reports have not disclosed details of what may have happened in causing the serious accident. The investigation remains open.