Pennington woman in critical condition after crash on Route 1 in West Windsor

A resident of Pennington was critically injured on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 1 South in West Windsor just south of Carnegie Center Boulevard.

Just after 2 p.m., a 66-year-old resident of Lawrenceville was driving a black 2019 Honda CR-V, traveling south on Route 1, when he veered off the road and struck a telephone pole, police said. After hitting the pole, the vehicle spun back onto the highway and came to a final resting place blocking two lanes of travel.

The driver and the front seat passenger, a 41-year-old resident of West Windsor, suffered minor injuries. The passenger in the rear seat, a 39-year-old woman from Pennington, suffered serious injuries and was treated by paramedics on the scene. She was transported to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton in critical condition.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but officials said there is a possibility that the driver of the Honda experienced a medical episode that caused him to lose consciousness while driving. He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team responded to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation. The identities of the driver and passengers are being withheld pending investigation. Anyone with pertinent information directly related to this collision is asked to contact Traffic Officer E. McQuade #597 at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tipline at (609) 799-0452, or on his email: McQuade@westwindsorpolice.com