Police in Princeton NJ are investigating a traffic accident that resulted in a local woman being hospitalized.
According to authorities, the 56-year-old victim was driving her 1997 Ford Expedition on Mercer Street near Hale Drive when she lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the road.
The SUV ultimately came to a stop when it struck a large, uprooted tree on the side of the road.
Sometime later, emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that the woman was trapped inside the vehicle. The emergency responders eventually removed the woman from the SUV.
Police said that the driver suffered minor injuries in the accident. After the driver was extricated from the vehicle, she was transported to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, where she received medical treatment for her injuries.
In addition to causing bodily injuries to the driver, the accident also resulted in extensive damage to the front end of the SUV.
Police had to shut down Mercer Street for roughly one hour after the accident. Once the woman was taken to the hospital and the debris was removed from the street, police reopened the road for traffic.
Princeton police indicated that the accident is currently under investigation. At this time, the driver has not been charged with reckless driving or careless driving.
To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Princeton Woman Hospitalized After Crashing into Tree.”