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Life Threatening Injuries Reported in Newark Multi-Vehicle Crash on Haynes Avenue


Police are reporting severe injuries for one of several victims injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Newark's South Ward Thursday evening.

In a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of a crash on Haynes Avenue near Frelinghuysen Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived, they found as many as three vehicles involved in a violent collision with one of the cars overturned with a trapped occupant inside.

Police say University Hospital Rescue Crews and Newark Firefighters worked frantically to remove the unconscious and unresponsive victim from the car.

CPR was administered on the victim before EMS transported the man to University Hospital for further treatment of life-threatening injuries.

As of 6:24 a.m., The Essex County Prosecutor's office could not confirm a fatality.

Police say about three others sought medical attention for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.