UPDATE: 8 juveniles sent to hospital after 2 teen drivers crash in EHT

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police issued traffic-related summonses against two teenage drivers involved in a crash that sent eight juveniles to the hospital Monday, Feb. 17.

According to police, a 17-year-old Somers Point boy was driving a 2010 Acura TSX west on Zion Road at around 1:15 p.m. when a 17-year-old Egg Harbor Township girl failed to stop at a stop sign as she was driving her Chevy Trailblazer south on Larch Avenue in the Scullville section.

The girl turned left on Zion after failing to stop at the stop sign and pulled into the path of the Acura, police said.

She was issued summons for failure to stop or yield at a stop sign, violating the occupant provision of the graduated driver’s license and failure to have all of her occupants in seat belts. The driver of the Acura was issued summons for violating the occupant provision of the graduated driver’s license.

 A total of eight juveniles were injured in the crash. They were treated at the scene by ambulance squads from Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township, Shore Medical Center, AtlantiCare and AtlantiCare Paramedics. Two of the injured were transported to AtlantiCare City Campus with moderate injuries and the remainder were transported to Shore Medical Center.

Traffic was detoured for approximately an hour while the crash was being investigated and cleared. The crash is being investigated by Officer Kevin Devlin.

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