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Two Hunterdon County volunteer firefighters seriously injured in motorcycle accident

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) –  A motorcycle accident seriously injured two Quakertown Fire Company volunteer firefighters Tuesday night, the department said in a Facebook post.

On September 21, at around 9:00 p.m., the Quaker Fire Company was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Pittstown Road in Franklin Township. Once on scene, first responders found two riders suffering significant injuries, authorities said.

Both patients, who are active and dedicated volunteers at the Quakertown Fire Company, were transported to local trauma centers for treatment.

The department thanked the Franklin Twp Police, HMC Paramedics, HCC 911 operators and several motorists for their professional actions to assist the victims and our crews.

One firefighter was released from the hospital Wednesday night and will continue his recovery at home, the department said.
The other injured member is still hospitalized, authorities said.

“Thoughts and prayers are needed for our brothers and the families involved at this moment to help them make a rapid and full recovery,” the department 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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