FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin Township Police responded to the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Ardent Street and Girard Avenue Thursday afternoon, according to police. 

Two cars crashed with one of the drivers heavily entrapped within the vehicle, according to reports.

Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that a 1993 Volvo operated by a 74-year-old woman from the Somerset section of Franklin Township, was traveling eastbound on Arden Street through a stop sign and into the intersection of Girard Avenue when it was struck by a 2003 Ford Explorer.  

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The Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on Girard Avenue at the time of the crash and was operated by a 34-year-old woman from Somerset, according to police.

The 74-year-old woman was heavily entrapped and needed to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, and transported to an area hospital with serious, possibly life-threatening injuries, according to police. 

Two male passengers from Somerset were also traveling in the Ford Explorer, and one of them was transported to a local hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries, cops say. 

Members of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Officer Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to investigate the incident.  The roadway was shut down for approximately 4 hours during the investigation and subsequent clean up.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Ptl. James Raics of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-873-5533 extension 3177.

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