Three Car Crash Closes West Broad Street in Hopewell Borough


    At 3:57 PM the Hopewell Township Police Department along with the Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit and the Hopewell Valley Emergency Services were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on West Broad Street between N. Greenwood Avenue and Louellen Street in Hopewell Borough. Officers arrived and found that a Honda CRV, a Ford Expedition and a Chrysler Town and Country had collided.

    The Honda CRV was driven by Richard Yager a 72 year old male from Pennington Hopewell Road in Hopewell Township NJ. Mr. Yager was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by the Hopewell Valley Emergency Services and Paramedics from Capital Health with minor injuries.

    The Ford Expedition was driven by Sharon Staats-Savage a 57 year old female from Route 518 in Skillman NJ. Ms. Staats-Savage was transported to the Princeton Medical Center by the Pennington First Aid Squad with minor injuries.  Two Passengers in the Ford Expedition, June Staats an 84 year old female and Francis Staats an 90 year old male were transported to the Princeton Medical Center by the Hopewell Fire Department Emergency Medical Unit with minor injuries.

    The Chrysler Town and Country was driven by Kristen Schuyler a 20 year old female from Manville NJ. Ms. Schuyler was not injured.

    Investigation into the crash revealed that Mr. Yager was traveling westbound on West Broad Street in his Honda CRV when for an unknown reason he veered left, crossing the center line striking the front of the Ford Expedition driven by Ms. Staats-Savage which was traveling eastbound. The Chrysler was traveling eastbound behind the Ford Expedition and struck the rear of the Expedition which had stopped abruptly.

    West Broad Street was closed for approximately 1 hour between N. Greenwood Avenue and Louellen Street. Traffic was detoured around the scene.

    The crash is being investigated by Officer James Hoffman. Officer Hoffman issued Mr. Yager a motor vehicle summons for failure to maintain lane.

    None of the injuries appear to be serious.

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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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