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12-year-old boy hit by car while riding bike in Hunterdon County, airlifted to hospital

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a car while he rode his bike in Hunterdon County Friday, according to police.

The crash happened on May 12, at around 4:10 p.m., near the intersection of Main Street and Nelson Street in the Whitehouse Station section of Readington Township, police said.

Officers arrived on scene and found an unconscious 12-year-old boy lying in the roadway next to his bicycle, police said.

According several accounts, the 12-year-old was traveling west on his bicycle and as he attempted to crossed Main Street, he was struck by a 2007 Nissan Sentra, driven by a 19-year-old woman from Readington Township, police said.

The boy was treated at the scene by the Whitehouse Rescue Squad and paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center. He was then flown to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that neither speed nor distracted driving was a factor in the crash. The driver, who remained at the scene and cooperated with police, was not issued a summons, police said.

The road was closed for approximately three hours for the investigation by the Readington Twp. Traffic Bureau and the Hunterdon County Accident Reconstruction Team.

The crash still remains under investigation and witnesses are encouraged to contact Corporal Wester by calling 908-534-4031 or email

“While it is unfortunate that this incident occurred during our pedestrian safety education and outreach campaign, it will only strengthen our resolve to make Main Street safer for all,” police said.

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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