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1 extracted, airlifted after crash on Route 22 in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – One person had to be extracted from an overturned vehicle on Route 22 in Readington Township Friday afternoon.

The crash happened at 2:13 p.m. on Route 22 in the area of the Whitehouse Preparatory School, police said.

Emergency crews arrived and found a 2017 Cadillac XT5 overturned in the center median and a 66 year-old male driver was trapped inside the vehicle, police said.

Rescue units successfully extricated the driver and he was then flown to Morristown Medical Center. He was admitted in critical condition, police said.

Preliminary evidence suggests that two vehicles were involved and both were traveling east in the right lane of Route 22 when the crash occurred. The 2017 Cadillac struck the back of a semi-tractor, causing the car to overturn and roll multiple times into the grass median, police said.

“Video footage as well as witness statements were collected and are being reviewed at this time,” police said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Readington Township Traffic Bureau at 908-534-4031 ext. 370 or email Corporal Wester at

The crash remains under investigation by the Readington Township Police Department with assistance from the Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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