Police: Driver Entrapped By Electric Wires After Crash In Gloucester County
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WASHINGTON TWP., N.J. (CBS) – Police say a driver became trapped in his car by electric wires after a one-car crash.
The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on Bells Lake Road in Washington Township, New Jersey.
According to police, 19-year-old Shane Archambo, of Turnersville, was headed east on Bells Lake Road when he hit a metal guardrail while driving around a curve.
The car, a red 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, then hit a wooden utility pole, knocking it down, says police.
Archambo became trapped in the driver’s seat of the vehicle by energized electric wires that fell on top of the car, says authorities.
Police say Atlantic City Electric crews secured the power allowing fire and EMS officials to remove the driver.
Archambo was unconscious and unresponsive and was flown to Cooper University Hospital in stable condition.
Police say charges are pending in this incident.