WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A crash involving a New Jersey state police vehicle and a car left a trooper and one other person injured Monday morning.
The crash occurred at 10:10 a.m. on Route 31 at mile marker 41.1 in Washington Township.
According to state police, Trooper Pierre Haddad, 28, of the Washington Barracks was traveling north on Route 31 responding to an emergency call in White Township with the vehicle’s emergency lights and siren activated. A Honda, operated by Caitlyn Burns, 19, of Lebanon Township, was stopped in the northbound lane in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 345 Route 31 south.
As Haddad was passing the Honda on the left, Burns made an illegal left turn in front of the troop car and the two vehicles then collided, state police said.
Haddad was able to extricate himself and then assisted Burns out of her vehicle, state police said.
Haddad suffered minor injuries and was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center. He has since been released, state police said.
Burns was transported to Morristown Medical Center with unknown type injuries, state police said.
No summonses have been issued as this time, state police said.
Assisting at the scene was the Washington Township Police Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Washington Township Emergency Squad, Clinton Township Emergency Squad and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.