EAST BRUNSWICK — At least two people were seriously injured in a 5-car accident this afternoon in East Brunswick. The mishap happened a little after 3 o’clock in the afternoon at the intersection of Ryders Lane and Winton Road, just several blocks eastern side of Cranbury Road.

Traffic had to be closed along the east of Ryders Lane starting from Cranbury Road towards Route 18 as authorities conducted their investigation. Motorists from the west on Ryders Lane were being diverted onto Winton Road, authorities added.

Two victims were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. As of now, no other details were immediately available.

This accident occurred less than three weeks after two pedestrians were killed in East Brunswick. Township residents Ari Horowitz and his wife, Sari Horowitz, both ages 51, were on their way home from Sabbath services at the Young Israel synagogue on Dunhams Corner Road, near Hardenburg Lane. On Dunhams Corner Road, a driver lost control of her car, went onto the sidewalk and struck five people. Among the victims was the Horowitz couple who both died on the scene.

Three other people injured were identified as the couple’s 27-year-old son, Ami Horowitz, a 52-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office reported that a dog inside the car must have been contributory to the cause of the crash. No charges have been filed as investigation continues.

The police needs answers on why the operator lost control and whether she was driving DUI or under medication. They have to investigate the driver and conduct a BAC test. The only fact confirmed was the death of the couple and the injury of three people.

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