27 May 1981
Topics of the Town
HUN STUDENTS INJURED
When Car Hits Tree, Overturns. Three Hun School students remain in serious condition in Princeton Medical Center five days after their car struck a tree on Quaker Road and overturned.
James P. McNamara, 19, of Rome, N.Y., is in critical condition, a spokesman at Princeton Medical Center reported Tuesday. The driver, John McGee, 18, Wynnewood, Pa., was scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday. His condition was described as satisfactory, while that of Joseph Goulazian, 17, of Yardley, Pa., was listed as serious.
All three were trapped inside their 1973 station wagon “It was a mess,” commented Township Traffic Safety Officer Sgt. Anthony Nini. “The car was flattened out. It was a tough time getting them out.” Sgt. Nini added that the Princeton First Aid Squad spent more than an hour, using the “Jaws of Life” machine to extract the victims. “The First Aid Squad did a helluva job,” he said.
The accident took place shortly before midnight Thursday. According to police, the car was traveling on Quaker Road on a straight stretch heading toward U.s. 1 when for some reason it left the roadway. It traveled 141 feet and struck an ash tree measuring 11 feet in circumference.
The car then veered diagonally across Quaker Road, leaving 18 feet of skid marks as it leaned to one side. It then overturned, coming to rest 37 feet from the tree upside down on top of a concrete culvert which caved in the roof on the passenger’s side.
Apparently, the car became airborne after striking the tree and flipped over, Sgt. Nini reported. Police, he added, haven’t been able to talk to any of the victims. All sustained multiple injuries. The incident is being in-
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vestigated by Ptl. Renn Kaminski.
Moped Mishap. A 15-year old Westerly Road resident has been charged with having no driver’s license for a moped and no insurance, after she was involved in an accident last week in the Princeton Shopping Center.
Police report that the driver, in changing a package of candy from one hand to the other, jerked the handle bars, causing her to lose control and fall. She was treated at the hospital for lacerations of the leg. and then turned over to her mother, pending further action by Township juvenile authorities.
Ten-year old Shawn Miller, 42 Redding Circle, sustained minor leg injuries after he failed to stop his bicycle for a stop sign and struck the side of a car Thursday at the intersection of Birch Avenue and John Street.
The driver was identified as Pamela P. Greathouse of 9 Pheasant Hill Road. There were no charges by Ptl. Kaminski.