Four in­jured in South Col­lege Av­enue crash

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­[email protected]­

Four peo­ple were in­jured, one se­ri­ously, when two ve­hi­cles col­lided at the in­ter­sec­tion of South Col­lege Av­enue and Welsh Tract Road on Sun­day morn­ing.

The crash hap­pened just be­fore 10:30 a.m., ac­cord­ing to Lt. An­drew Ru­bin, a spokesman for the Ne­wark Po­lice De­part­ment.

An 85-year-old man from Essex, Conn., was driv­ing his 2015 Hyundai Sonata north on South Col­lege Av­enue and at­tempted to turn left onto Welsh Tract Road.

The man turned into the path of a 1993 GMC pick-up truck head­ing south, and the truck struck the pas­sen­ger side of the Hyundai, Ru­bin said.

An 82-year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger of the Hyundai was trapped in the car and had to be res­cued by Aetna Hose, Hook and Lad­der Com­pany fire­fight­ers. She was flown to the hospi­tal by he­li­copter to be treated for se­ri­ous in­juries to her hip, arms and legs.

Fire­fight­ers also ex­tri­cated a 17-yearold girl who was trapped in the truck. She was taken to Chris­tiana Hospi­tal to be treated for in­juries to her head, face and ab­domen.

The driver of the Hyundai and a sec­ond oc­cu­pant of the truck were also taken to the hospi­tal to be treated for non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The driver of the Hyundai, whose name po­lice did not re­lease, was cited for fail­ure to yield on a left turn.

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