RARITAN TOWNSHIP – A 62-year-old Flemington man was resuscitated by first responders after a crash Tuesday morning on Route 31, police said.
The man, who was unconscious and entrapped in his vehicle when first responders arrived on scene, apparently suffered a medical emergency and collided two vehicles and a tractor-trailer, police said. He was transported to Hunterdon Medical Center.
Raritan Township police said they were dispatched about 8:42 a.m. Tuesday to the area of 356 Route 31 on a report of a multiple-vehicle crash.
Arriving officers found a Honda Odyssey, driven by the Flemington man, had crashed into a tractor-trailer, and the driver was not breathing and had no pulse, police said. A patrol officer, assisted by an off-duty Clinton Township police officer, removed the driver from the vehicle and placed him on the ground to begin CPR, police said. Members of the Flemington Raritan Rescue Squad arrived to continue CPR and resuscitated the man, police said.
An investigation indicates the Odyssey was traveling south on Route 31 where witnesses reported seeing the vehicle swerve into the opposite lane of travel multiple times and collide with two other vehicles before crashing into the tractor-trailer and coming to a stop, police said.
None of the drivers or passengers in the vehicles were injured.
In addition to the Flemington Raritan Rescue Squad and Readington Township Police Department, the Quakertown Rescue Squad, Lambertville Rescue Squad and the New Jersey Department of Transportation assisted at the scene, police said.
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