NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ  - An 18-year-old Woodbridge man has been charged with eluding police and aggravated assault for allegedly causing a crash in Old Bridge that injured two people.

Gregory Kazdan, 18, of the Fords section of Woodbridge, was charged with one count of eluding in the second degree and two counts of aggravated assault for causing bodily injury while eluding in the second degree, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department.

An investigation by Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that at approximately 3:35 p.m., Old Bridge Police were attempting to pull over Kazdan while he was traveling on the shoulder of Route 9 North and passing vehicles at a high rate of speed. 

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Kazdan, who was driving a 2019 white Mercedes Benz, allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Route 9 North and Old Mill Road and struck a 2014 Ford Focus. The driver, a 42-year old woman, and her  15-year old passenger were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for the injuries they sustained in the crash.

Police did not release their identities. 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.

Kazdan was taken to the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing.