Firefighters freed a 79-year-old Berkeley Township woman from a car following a crash Thursday morning on Rt. 37, Capt. Todd Malland of the Manchester Police Department said.
Police responded around 11:38 a.m. to the intersection at Colonial Road, where Clarissa Holland, 58, of Whiting, struck a Honda Accord from behind while it was stopped at a yellow light as Holland was travelling west on 37, Malland said. The impact drove the Honda and Holland’s Infiniti SUV into the intersection.
Rose Hidi, who was sitting in the Honda’s rear seat, was hospitalized after being extricated from the car by firefighters from Manchester and Ridgeway volunteer fire companies. The driver, Rita Jones, 78, and the front-seat passenger, Lena Ilg, 83, both of Berkeley, were also taken to Community Medical Center.
Holland was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries caused by her seat belt and airbag.
The crash was under investigation by Ptl. George Smith of the Patrol Bureau.