Nassau Accident Scene

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8 February, 1984

Nassau Accident Scene

Two Cars and a School Bus. Two cars and a Princeton school bus were involved in an accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of Nassau Street and Cedar Lane. One driver, whose small foreign car was totalled, was injured.

The school bus. heading east on Nassau, was operated by Melvin Finney Sr., 65, of Trenton. A VW driven by Claire S. Murphy, 68, 12 Pelham Street, was stopped in the opposite lane, waiting to make a left turn into Cedar Lane. She was struck from behind by a car operated by Anne Knudson-Fitzpatrick, 31, of Monmouth Junction.

The impact pushed the Murphy car into the east lane where it was struck on the right side by the school bus. Mrs. Murphy was taken by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad to Princeton Medical Center where she was treated for contusions and abrasions of the chest and left ankle. Police described her car as a total loss; the other
two vehicles were able to drive from the scene.

Mrs. Knudson-Fitzpatrick was issued a summons for careless driving by Sgt. Peter Hanley following the 3:29 mishap. Eight students on the school bus, ranging in age from 7 to 13, all told police that they were not injured.

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