Husband and Wife Killed, Several Injured in Accident
Five people walking home from Young Israel on Dunhams Corner Road were hit by a car on Saturday afternoon.
A husband and wife walking home from Young Israel in East Brunswick were killed after a driver lost control of her vehicle and hit them and three other pedestrians, Saturday.
The couple, both 51, were pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred just before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and William Krause, deputy chief and director of the East Brunswick Police Department.
Three other pedestrians and the driver were rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they are being treated for injuries. The condition of a 27-year-old man was not immediately determined. In addition, a 52-year-old man was listed in stable but critical condition, and his wife, 50, was in serious, but stable condition, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Also hurt was the driver, a 49-year-old woman who was listed in stable condition, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
The identities of the individuals, all residents of East Brunswick, are not being released yet by the prosecutor’s office.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle and an investigation is active and continuing. Police began the investigation after a 911 call at 12:30 p.m. alerted them to the crash.
Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Officer Thomas Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department determined that the driver was heading west on Dunhams Corner Road when she lost control of the Toyota. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole, struck the five pedestrians and then hit a guardrail.
The 51-year-old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 p.m. and her husband was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 p.m.
The five pedestrians were walking from a service at Young Israel, a temple on Dunhams Corner Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3315, or Officer Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department at 732-390-6900.
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