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Mahwah Car Accident Injures Two

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2010

A Mahwah car accident in northern New Jersey leaves a brother and sister injured after the car they were riding in loses control and slams into a tree. The incident took place on Thursday morning, January 14, 2010, as the pair were heading to a nearby high school.

According to police, Victoria Herndon, 18, of Mahwah, and her 17-year-old brother, were on their way to Mahwah High School when their vehicle lost control and skidded on an icy road and into a tree. The force of the impact split the car in half.

Police report that Victoria was found trapped in the car when rescue workers arrived on the scene and had to remove her from the vehicle. Crews found the unidentified brother outside of the vehicle. It was not determined whether he was ejected from the car or if he was able to escape on his own.

Rescue crews transported the two siblings to a nearby hospital where they were treated for injuries sustained in the accident. Their injuries have been described as non-life threatening by officials.

The Mahwah car accident involving the two siblings is still under investigation by local authorities. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

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