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Woman Severely Injured After Car Rear-Ends Truck on Route 1 in Edison


Edison Police are looking into the official cause of a crash that seriously injured a woman on Route 1 Monday morning. 

According to police, the unidentified woman was a passenger inside a Honda Civic when the driver reportedly fell asleep while operating the vehicle. 

Edison Police said the car rear-ended a tractor-trailer which then slammed into a fire hydrant before resting on a curb. 

Police said the tractor-trailer had been stopped for a red light near the Edison Town Center around 1:20 a.m. and was pulling away for the green signal when it was hit by the Honda driven by a 30-year-old Cliffwood man.

According to police, the passenger, a 26-year-old Howell woman, suffered broken ribs and internal injuries. 

She was undergoing surgery this morning at an area hospital, according to police.

The driver of the truck, a 68-year-old man from Perth Amboy, was not injured.

No charges have been filed in the crash.