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Loose Paper Leads to Fiery New Jersey Crash: Police

Distracted driver crashes, car split in half after hitting pole

Police in New Jersey said a distracted driver crashed into a utility police, splitting his car in half and causing a fire that threatened a nearby horse farm.

The crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Davidson Mill Road and Gregory Court in South Brunswick.

It appeared the 23-year-old driver was trying to prevent an object -- NBC New York reported it was loose paper -- from blowing out his car window when he lost control of the vehicle, left the road and hit the pole, said police. Downed wires started a brush fire, which firefighters extinguished before it spread to a nearby horse farm.

The man did not sustain serious injuries but was taken to a nearby hospital, said police. His name was not released. [[238427591, C]]

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