Three Car Collision in Hopewell Township Closes Route 29 in Both Directions

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    At 5:37 AM the Hopewell Township Police Department along with the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on S.H. 29 (Route 29) near River Knoll Drive. Officers arrived and found that an Acura TLX had collided with a Jeep Wrangler and a Ford F250.

    The Acura TLX was driven by Kelly Moraski, a 34 year old female from Swan Street in Lambertville, New Jersey. Ms. Moraski was trapped inside her vehicle and was extricated by members of the Union Fire Company. Ms. Moraski was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by the Union Rescue Squad and Paramedics from Capital Health with several injuries, however, the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

    The Jeep Wrangler was driven by James Paolini, a 47 year old male from Bristol, Pennsylvania. Mr. Paolini was uninjured during the crash.

    The Ford F250 was driven by John Lyons, a 55 year old male from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lyons reported minor injuries on scene, however, refused medical attention.

    Investigation into the crash revealed that Ms. Moraski was traveling north on S.H. 29 in her Acura when she crossed the centerline of S.H. 29, side swiping the Jeep Wrangler driven by Mr. Paolini which was traveling southbound on S.H. 29.  The Acura continued into the southbound lane of S.H. 29 and struck the Ford F250 which was also traveling southbound driven by Mr. Lyons nearly head on. Investigation revealed that Ms. Moraski may have fallen asleep while driving, she was issued a summons for careless driving.

    S.H. 29 was closed in both directions for approximately 90 minutes, traffic was detoured around the scene.

    The crash is being investigated by Officer Robert Scarano of the Hopewell Township Police Department.

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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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