A 23-year-old Scotch Plains resident was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Friday in Fanwood.
Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo stated that the 23-year-old was operating a 2011 Nissan sedan when her vehicle collided in the intersection with a 1995 Ford minivan. The minivan was operated by a 74-year-old Mountainside resident. The 74-year-old did not sustain any injuries. Police are still investigating the accident to determine who was at fault.
The 23-year-old sustained injuries to most of the left side of her body and complained of pain in her neck, back, left leg, and left shoulder. An Advanced Life Support team was called to the scene after the victim reported that she was having trouble breathing. She was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Traffic was temporarily rerouted causing a small delay. At this time all traffic patterns have returned to normal, Chief Trigo said. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident should contact the at (908) 322-5000.