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Franklin Township: Somerset Teens Involved in Serious Car Crash

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SOMERSET, NJ - Two teens were injured and transported to a local area hospital and trauma center following a serious car crash on Hamilton Street, according to a news release. 

An officer was investigating a call service at Franklin Middle School when he was alerted to a motor vehicle crash in the area of Hamilton Street and Frederick Street, police say. 

When the officer arrived he discovered a two-car crash involving a 2001 Honda Civic and a 2009 Dodge box truck, police say. 

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Jahmir Ingram a 19-year-old resident of Somerset, and his unnamed 17-year-old passenger, also from Somerset were both transported to a local area hospital for treatment, police say. 

The 17-year-old suffered serious head injuries and was transported to a local trauma center by EMS Personnel, and Ingram suffered non-life threating injuries, police say. 

According to police, Craig Rogers II,  a 27-year-old man from Eatontown, was traveling westbound in the inner lane on Hamilton Street at the time of the collision. Ingram was driving his Honda on Frederick street, and the crash occurred as the Honda entered the intersection of Frederick and Hamilton Streets, police say. 

Rogers was not injured in the crash, police say. 

"Personnel from the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team responded to the scene," Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a release. "The roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours during the investigation and subsequent cleanup."

Rizzo also stated the investigation into the collision is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.   Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Officer James Raics at 732-873-5533 extension 3177.

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