BEDMINSTER NJ – A serious motor vehicle accident on Rattlesnake Bridge Road near Interstate 78 Saturday afternoon critically injured three occupants.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Bedminster Township Chief of Police Karl Rock, a single motor vehicle crash that occurred at 3:47 p.m. Saturday is under investigation.

According to Robertson, Bedminster police responded to the scene of an on Rattlesnake Bridge Road approximately one-half mile north of I-78. The crash involved a 2002 Toyota Corolla that was driven by an 18-year-old male from Bayonne who was traveling with two 18-year-old passengers, also from Bayonne.

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All three occupants were extricated from the damaged vehicle by emergency responders, were transported to area hospitals, and are listed in critical condition.

The investigation into the events leading to the crash was handled by Bedminster police in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (C.A.R.T.). The investigation revealed that the vehicle was going north on the southbound side of the roadway in excess of the speed limit when it collided with a concrete bridge abutment.

Robertson, Fodor and Rock request anyone with information relating to this crash to contact the Bedminster Township Police Department at (908) 234-0585, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office C.A.R.T. at (908) 231-7100, or via the STOPit app.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.