HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured in a collision Sunday night on Route 40, police said.

The crash took place 9:50 p.m. at milepost 47.6 near Meadowbrook Drive, police said.

Police found two vehicles with heavy front-end damage in the middle of the roadway. A 2008 Jeep Patriot had been westbound driven by John Scott, 46, of Vineland, while the other, a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, had been eastbound driven by Ursus Cortes, 32, of Long Branch, police said.

Scott was extricated from his Jeep by Hamilton Rescue and AtlantiCare paramedics and was taken by helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City, for evaluation of his injuries.

Cortes, who was able to get out of the vehicle on his own, was taken to AtlantiCare’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and airbags deployed, police said. Traffic in the area was diverted for an hour while the scene was cleared.

Also assisting at the scene was the Mays Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

Summonses were pending further investigation, police said. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Wade Smith at 609-625-2700, ext. 562.

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