At 10:00 AM the Hopewell Township Police Department, along with Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on County Route 546 at the intersection of Dublin Road. Officers arrived and found that a 2002 Acura and a 2014 Jeep had collided.
The Acura was driven by Laraeb Tahir (18 year old female from Hopewell Township, NJ). Ms. Tahir was transported by Hopewell Valley Emergency Services to an area hospital where she was admitted for a head injury.
The Jeep was driven by Eva Wertman (67 year old female from Newtown, PA). Ms. Wertman was transported to an area hospital by Ewing Township Emergency Services where she was expected to be treated and released for minor injuries.
Investigation into the crash revealed that Ms. Tahir was traveling along Dublin Road southbound when she disregarded a stop sign while attempting to make a left turn onto Washington Crossing Pennington Road. Ms. Tahir’s vehicle collided with the Jeep which was traveling westbound along Route 546.
County Route 546 was closed for approximately two hours. Traffic was detoured around the crash scene.
Assisting on scene were members of Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, the Pennington Fire Company, the Pennington First Aid Squad, Ewing Township Emergency Services, Capital Health Systems Paramedics and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
The crash is being investigated by Officer James Hoffman, Hopewell Township Police Detective Joseph Maccaquano and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Don Santora. .
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