Hillsborough Township woman seriously injured in crash with a garbage truck


A Hillsborough Township woman suffered serious injuries when the sport utility vehicle in which she was riding collided with a garbage truck that was backing out of an East Mountain Road driveway Aug. 19, according to the Montgomery Township Police Department.

The crash caused major damage to the 2021 Kia Sportage, trapping the 74-year-old woman inside the vehicle, police said. She had to be extricated from the vehicle by volunteer firefighters.

The woman was airlifted by a New Jersey State Police air medical helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment of her injuries, police said.

East Mountain Road was closed for three hours while Montgomery Township police investigated the crash. They were assisted by the Hillsborough Township Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s Collision Accident Reconstruction Team.

The Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, the Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 and Montgomery EMS (emergency medical services) responded to the crash.

Police are asking witnesses to the crash to contact Acting Sergeant Clifford of the Montgomery Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at 908-235-3002.