FRANKLIN – A small town mother and her children were rescued by police minutes before their car was engulfed in flames Friday, officials said.
At 10:16 p.m., Franklin Township Police Department officers responded to a report of an accident on John F. Kennedy Boulevard near Berger Street, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, County Prosecutor John W. Fodor. , and Franklin City Public Safety Director Kuovela M. Mayweather said.
Contributing factors to the crash are currently under investigation by the Franklin Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau. The initial investigation indicated that the female driver was northbound on JFK. Blvd. when she drove off the roadway and hit a tree.
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Officers arrived at the scene and pulled the driver, a 38-year-old Franklin Township resident, and her two children, ages 9 and 11, to safety before the vehicle became engulfed in heavy smoke and flames.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital BLS and paramedics responded and transported the three to RWJUH in New Brunswick. One police officer was also taken to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, officials said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Ryan Ellington at 732-873-5533, ext. 3174 or at email@example.com.
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