Child Hurt in 2-Car Crash

Police blocked a major South Jersey roadway this morning after a two-car wreck that left two drivers and a child injured.

The cars collided where Malaga Road (County Route 659) intersects with the Black Horse Pike in Monroe Township, Gloucester County Friday around 6:15 a.m.

According to township police, a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a yet-to-be-identified woman was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Malaga road on yellow while the yet-to-be-identified driver of a 2004 Nissan Sentra attempted to go straight through the intersection from the other direction. The younger woman had a 3-year-old boy in the car.

An initial investigation revealed that the Malibu turned into the path of the Sentra causing the cars to collide, according to police.

The 40-year-old driver of the Malibu was transported to JFK Hospital with arm and chest injuries. The 24-year-old driver of the Sentra was more seriously injured, according to police.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, first responders could be seen taking a woman from one of the vehicles and putting her on a stretcher. She was transported by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital where she was treated for a leg injury and possible internal injuries, police said.

The 3-year-old boy also went to Cooper with internal injuries.

The Black Horse Pike was closed southbound while Malaga Road was closed. Northbound traffic slowly snaked by on the Black Horse.

The crash was cleared by 8 a.m.

Possible charges are pending the completion of the police investigation. Monroe Township Police ask that anyone with information on the crash call Ptl. Anthony Vezza at 856-728-9800, ext. 563.

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