SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say that wearing a seat belt saved a 23-year-old Middlesex County man from serious injury following a crash on Davidson Mill Road Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the man was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi west on Davidson Mill Road at 3:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole.
The impact of the crash sheered the car in two and trapped the man inside, police said.
The crash also caused power lines to fall, setting a small brush fire a short distance down the road.
Monmouth Junction firefighters freed the man from the car and were able to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby horse farm, police said.
The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
According to police, the man was spared more serious injuries and possibly owes his life to wearing a seat belt.
Police said the accident closed Davidson Mill Road for a period of time as officers investigated the incident and electric utility crews fixed the power lines.
Power outages were restricted to a pocket of homes in the Davidson Mill Road and Fresh Ponds Road area, police said.
Monmouth Junction EMS, Robert Wood Johnson paramedics, New Jersey Firefighters Service and police were at the scene during the incident.