Two persons sustained “traumatic injuries” when a tree fell onto their car Monday evening in Morristown, police reported.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to Ford Avenue, just north of Franklin Street, at about 8 pm, police Lt. Stuart Greer said in a statement.
Firefighters extricated the victims–both females, according to witnesses–and they were taken to the emergency department at Morristown Medical Center. The car had been traveling on Ford Avenue toward Franklin Street, observers said.
Greer said more information will be released when it becomes available. As of 10 pm, the investigation was continuing, and police advised motorists that Ford Avenue would remain closed between Franklin and Hill streets for several hours.
Morristown police and fire personnel were assisted by Morris Township police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, according to people on the scene.
As of 10 pm, 11 electric customers in Morristown remained without power from Monday evening’s fast-moving thunderstorm, and 74 more were out in Morris Township, reported Jersey Central Power & Light.
Morris Township police reported a portion of Bailey Hollow Road was impassable, and closed, as of 10 pm Monday, because of downed wires.