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At 9:04 p.m. on September 8, 2015, the Hopewell Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Pennington Road and Denow Road.

Divya Seshadri, a 21 year old female, from Dayton, NJ was operating a 2015 Toyota Sienna mini-van in the southbound lane of Pennington Road. Ms. Seshadri attempted to make a left turn onto Denow Road. While Ms. Seshadri was making the turn, a northbound 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by 55 year old Michael McCann of Colonial Beach, Virginia struck the passenger side of the Toyota mini-van. This collision forced the minivan off of the road onto the northbound side of Pennington Road. This section of Pennington Road is posted prohibiting left hand turns and the intersection is also posted as “No Turns”.

Ms. Seshadri and Mr. McCann were not injured.

Five passengers in the mini-van (all eighteen years of age) suffered minor injuries and/or had complaints of pain. All of the passengers were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The Pennington Fire Company, Pennington First Aid Squad, Lawrence Township First Aid Squad, and Capital Health Systems paramedics provided medical care.

The Pennington Borough Police Department and Ewing Township Police Department assisted with traffic control at the scene.

The crash is under investigation by P/O James Klesney of the Hopewell Township Police Department. Ms. Seshadri was issued a summons for disregarding a traffic control signal for the improper left turn.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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