CLINTON TWP. — A large Ford pickup truck hit a Nissan Maxima on Route 31 and the car then spun out of control and slammed into a utility pole, police said.
The Nissan was extensively damaged and its driver sustained serious injuries, police reported.
The accident took place Tuesday around 10:50 p.m. A 2008 Ford F450 operated by Jeffrey Mueller, 52, of Ringoes, was traveling south Route 31 approaching Molasses Hill Road when it struck a 2010 Nissan Maxima operated by Matthew Smith, 42, of Bath, Pa. in the rear. As a result, the Smith vehicle spun off the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Which driver was responsible for the initial collision is not yet clear. The events leading up to the accident as well the cause of the crash are still under investigation, police reported Wednesday afternoon.
Once extricated, he was transported by ambulance to nearby Bundt Park where a State Police helicopter flew him to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.
The events leading up to the accident as well the cause of the crash are still under investigation, police reported Wednesday afternoon.
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office crash investigation team responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation. The Annandale Hose Company, Clinton Fire Department, Clinton Rescue Squad and paramedics from the Hunterdon Medical Center assisted at the scene.
Mueller appeared to be uninjured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene pending the investigation. No summonses have been issued as of this time.
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on March 25, 2015 at 2:39 PM, updated March 25, 2015 at 2:57 PM