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Car Overturned in Steep Woods Off Route 22

One person extricated himself and a dog from the vehicle.

A motor vehicle was found overturned deep in the woods in the area of Gaston Avenue and Adamsville Road Tuesday afternoon.

According to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson, the Green Knoll Fire Department and the North Branch Fire Department were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the report of an overturned motor vehicle.

"A single motor vehicle was found upside down deep into the woods," he said.

Hickson said one person had extricated himself and a dog from the vehicle, but did sustain injuries in the accident, and he was taken from the scene by the Somerset Mobile Intensive Care Unit.

"There was a steep grade where the car came to a stop," he said.

Green Knoll has a specialized rescue truck, Hickson said, which has a stokes basket that can remove people from rough terrain.

"The basket will hold the patient in comfortably and provide side rails to hold the patient in place," he said. "The firefighters created a chain of manpower and passed him up the steep grade to a waiting ambulance."

Hickson said the patient was transported to the hospital, and the dog was taken from the woods by Bridgewater Township Police with no apparent injuries.

Hickson said the Green Knoll Rescue Squad was on the scene, in addition to the others, and they were all on scene for about 30 minutes.

Revolution February 06, 2013 at 06:01 PM
is the driver gonna receive a summons for animal cruelty?

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