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UPDATED: Accident Closes Ryders Lane at Cranbury

Ryders Lane is closed at Cranbury Road because of an accident near Winton Road.

Ryders Lane at Cranbury Road heading toward Route 18 is closed because of a five-car accident near Winton Road.

According to police, two people have been taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in serious condition.

Ryders Lane traffic heading from Summerhill Road toward Cranbury Road is being diverted onto Winton Road and then onto Rues Lane. The closure and detour will continue during the police investigation.

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Ed T October 01, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I await the Mayor's announcement of a task force to review the intersection and submit plans to upgrade lighting, turn signals, and increase police presence.
Patty October 01, 2012 at 11:27 PM
We should all be nice and slow down, why are so many drivers in a rush? Also please get off the phone and use your signals and I don't mean the jersey hand signal!
John Romano October 02, 2012 at 12:41 AM
......saw the aerial footage of the accident on the news (Channel 7 traffic helicopter), and it looked very serious. One car up on conc. median, and other was t-boned on driver side ....caved in up to center console. I suspect the injuries were very serious.
Kelly October 02, 2012 at 01:02 AM
It was apparently a car chase that resulted in a crash after police stopped the chase.
Patty October 02, 2012 at 01:14 AM
The police were asking the crowd that formed at the scene if there were any witnesses so it is unlikely this accident involved a chase.
Dan F October 02, 2012 at 04:44 AM
The Home News Tribune is reporting a fatality.
Ed chmura October 02, 2012 at 10:55 AM
I saw the accident, it was a young kid... he was traveling well over the posted speed limit.. He passed me on the shoulder doing 80 to 100 mph then crashed at the next intersection.. Then he jumped out of his car and ran... That's right in front of buttery fly park were a lot of women and children go.. There's no reason for this at all.. Why would you drive so fast.. I pray for all the families...
Chris Conlon October 02, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I heard it on the scanner as it was happening. It was a guy who ran from police for making an illegal u-turn on Rt 18 & his plates came back not on file. The police broke off trying to pull him over when he started exceeding the speed limit. The East Brunswick Police did a good job tracking him down. Prayers for the families of all involved. It is so upsetting to see so many with disregard for the law!
Dan F October 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20121001/NJNEWS/310010025/Police-apprehend-man-JC-Penney-s-after-fatal-5-vehicle-wreck-East-Brunswick
Tacy Flora October 02, 2012 at 09:24 PM
You need to read all the articles ppl. I saw the accident. It is not that he was in a rush .. he was running from the police. They did a great job ENDING PURSUIT bec they saw him exceeding the speed limit. Better him to not get caught than kill someone. However, he continued his own "chase" and as a result killed 2 innocent ppl. So sad.
Tacy Flora October 02, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I meant that the police realized it was potentially dangerous when the guy drove at excessive speed so they stopped chasing him, thinking it was less dangerous to let the guy get away then put ppl's lives at risk with him driving reckless.

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