Three Rider students were involved in a car accident when their vehicle left Route 1 for unknown reasons and struck a tree on Nov. 6, according to Plainsboro Township Police.
John Francisco of Toms River, sophomore business major, was driving a Green 1995 Saturn SL2. Nicolette Dulin of Metuchen, freshman elementary education major, was in the front seat and Andrew Larosa-Engst of Jersey City, sophomore undeclared major, was in the back seat, police said.
Francisco was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) in New Brunswick with life-threatening injuries, which were later deemed non-life threatening. Dulin and Larosa-Engst were also transported to RWJ with non-life threatening injuries. Francisco remains hospitalized but The Rider News was unable to obtain his status. Dulin and Larosa-Engst were released.
Route 1 southbound was closed for about five hours as police investigated the accident.
— Alexis Schulz