Township Woman Seriously Injured When Struck By Car On Easton Avenue

Township police are looking for witnesses to an Aug. 22 accident at Easton Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard that left a 19-year-old township woman with serious injuries.

Police said that at around noon, Jada Montrese Vennie was crossing Easton Avenue on foot when she was struck by a 2017 Hyundai Sonata driven by Christian James, 20, of Somerset.

Part of the road was closed for about five hours while officers from the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the incident, according to a FTPD press release.

Vennie was taken to a local trauma center for treatment of her injuries, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ptl. James Raics of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 873-5533 extension 3177 or at james.raics@franklinnj.gov.   Individuals can also provide information anonymously through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip line at (888) 577-TIPS(8477) or through the STOPit app.  The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.


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