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GTPD Responds To Two Serious Crashes Overnight 9-20-2014

Gloucester Township Police Media Release:

Crash #1: Car vs. Pedestrian - 700 block of Somerdale Road., Case #: 14-39366

On September 20, 2014 at approximately 01:03 AM, Gloucester Township Police responded to Somerdale Road for a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle.  Upon arrival officers found a male pedestrian collapsed on a front lawn in the 700 block of Somerdale Rd. suffering from injuries to his head and upper torso. He was taken to Cooper Hospital Trauma Center by ambulance for further evaluation, and was reported to be in critical condition. The driver stopped at the scene, and was not injured. There are no charges at this time. The identities of the driver and pedestrian are not being released at this time, pending family notifications.

Crash #2: Car into Utility Pole - College Drive near Winding Way, Case #: 14-39372

As Officers were clearing from this incident, at approximately 3:57 AM, Officers responded to College Drive near Winding Way for a report of a vehicle into a utility pole. Officers arrived and found the car wrapped around a utility pole, entrapping the lone occupant in the vehicle. Fire Department and EMS extricated the driver out of the vehicle and the driver was flown to Cooper Hospital Trauma Center via helicopter. The driver was reported to be in critical condition. The crash caused portions of College Drive to be closed for approximately 8 hours. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time, pending family notifications. Both crashes are being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigations Team.