OLD BRIDGE, NJ - An accident occurred when a car traveling south in the left lane of Route !8 hit a road construction vehicle and then sped into the right lane this morning.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced today that police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in which one person was critically injured in Old Bridge Township today.

The investigation began after police were dispatched to the scene of the crash on Route 18 near Ferry Road at 10:18 a.m. earlier today.

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The preliminary investigation determined that the driver of a 2006 Hyundai SUV traveling south in the left lane on Route 18 struck a work zone traffic safety vehicle and entered the right lane. The SUV was then struck by a 2014 BMW traveling south in the right lane.

The driver of the BMW, a 71-year-old male from Belle Mead, NJ, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Patrolman Henry Penley of the Old Bridge  Police Department at (732) 721-5600 or Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.