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Juvenile Critical After High-Speed Crash in Plainfield

By rlsmetro on

Plainfield Police are looking into the cause of a crash that injured a teenaged adult Monday. 

According to a statement released by police, on Monday at approximately 6:15 p.m., Plainfield Police units responded to the 1200 Block of Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, on the report of a severe motor vehicle crash involving one vehicle. 

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a Toyota Camry was traveling west towards Seventh Street on Watchung Avenue and struck a telephone pole. 

According to Plainfield Police, the 18- year-old male driver is a city resident. 

He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Police say there were no passengers in the vehicle.

“At this time, it appears that speed may have been a factor in the crash,” Plainfield Police officials said. 

The Plainfield Police Traffic Unit will continue its investigation, including interviewing anyone who witnessed the crash. 

Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to contact the Plainfield Police Department at (908)753-3360.