Two persons seriously injured after tree falls on car in Morristown

Morristown police said two persons sustained 'traumatic injuries' when this car was crushed by a tree on Ford Avenue, June 18, 2018. Photo by Barry Howard
Morristown police said two persons sustained 'traumatic injuries' when this car was crushed by a tree on Ford Avenue, June 18, 2018. Photo by Barry Howard
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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.

Morristown firefighters extricated two victims from a car after a tree crushed it, Ford Avenue, June 18, 2018. Photo by Barry Howard
Morristown firefighters extricated two victims from a car after a tree crushed it, Ford Avenue, June 18, 2018. Photo by Barry Howard

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.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Morristown emergency worker cannot be commended enough for the job they do and the challenges they face everyday.

  2. I am glad that they were extracted alive. I was thinking about this accident for hours. I was driving by there a few minutes before the tree fell and then passed by this area trying to make the turn from Franklin onto Ford about 10 minutes later. All I could see was the headlights through the tree branches. Had I arrived a few minutes later, I would have been involved in that accident as well.

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