Five injured in Black Horse Pike crash in Egg Harbor Township

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries from a three-car accident on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township on Wednesday, May 7.

According to police, James Gazzaro, 64, of Hammonton was driving a 1995 Dodge van west on the Black Horse Pike at approximately 10:50 a.m. when he went through a red light at the intersection of Spruce Avenue and hit a 2007 Honda Pilot driven by Quynh Do, 32, of Egg Harbor Township. Do was driving south on Spruce Avenue with his two children, a 1-year-old and a 5-year-old and was crossing the Black Horse Pike at a green light.

The collision cause Do’s vehicle to hit a 2004 Ford pickup truck driven by Christopher Burns, 51, of Galloway, which was stopped in the left turn lane of the eastbound side of the Black Horse Pike.

Do was extricated from his vehicle by the Jaws of Life rescue tool by the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company. Do, his 1 year old and 5 year old children, Gazzaro and his wife Daisy Gazzaro, 59, were treated at the scene by the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad, AtlantiCare Emergency Medical Service, Shore Emergency Medical Service and AtlantiCare paramedics and transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus with minor to moderate injuries.

Burns was uninjured.  

The westbound lanes of the Black Horse Pike were closed for about an hour while the crash was being investigated and cleared. Officer Louis Poletis of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department is investigating. 

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