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Driver flown to hospital after being trapped in Hunterdon County crash

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A driver was injured after crashing into a concrete divider and then overturned Wednesday in Hunterdon County, according to a post on the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad Facebook’s page.

The crash happened on February 23 at 6:23 p.m. on Route 202-31 at Copper Hill Road in Raritan Township. Upon arrival, first responders found the driver of the vehicle unconscious and entrapped, authorities said.

The vehicle had apparently been northbound on Route 202-31, struck the concrete divider at the intersection, and then flipped over at least once, coming to rest on its tires in the southbound lanes, authorities said.

The driver’s side rear door was removed from the car using the hydraulic spreader, followed by the removal of the B post with the hydraulic cutters. The seat was reclined and the patient was rapidly extricated from the car, authorities said.

Amwell Valley Fire Company established a landing zone for the New Jersey State Police NorthSTAR medevac at the Copper Hill School. The patient was then flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment of his injuries, authorities said.

The crash was investigated by the Raritan Township Police Department.

Jay Edwards

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