A three-car accident on the White Horse Pike in Absecon sent one woman to the hospital Thursday evening and closed a lane on the highway for about an hour, police said.

James Storey, 60, of Linwood, was driving east on Route 30 and was stopped at a red light in front of the Home Depot at about 5:57 p.m. A car driven by Alaa T. Eldoweiny, 35, of Metuchen, was stopped behind Storey when George Harshman, 88, of North Cape May rear-ended Eldoweiny’s car, causing a chain reaction, police said. Harshman told police he didn’t see the cars stopped in front of him at the light.

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Jenny Orlowski, 33, of Metuchen, a passenger in Eldoweiny’s vehicle, suffered a minor back injury and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, city campus, police said.

All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene, and traffic on Route 30 was reduced to one lane for about an hour while officers investigated the crash, police said.

Harshman was given a summons for careless driving by investigating Patrolman Dan Gleason, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has other information is asked to call Absecon police at 609-641-0667. ext. 441.

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