UPDATE: Couple Hospitalized After Route 1 Crash

West Windsor police report two people were flown from the scene in helicopters to Trenton trauma center.

A couple from New Brunswick, Canada, was injured when their motor home flipped after being struck on Route 1 in West Windsor on Monday afternoon.

Verne and Louise Beers, of Lower Woodstock, were flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center after being extricated from their overturned motor home.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Verne Beers, 68, was listed in serious condition and Louise Beers, 55, was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokesperson Don MacNeill.

The Beers were driving a 1987 Ford motor home north on Route 1 when they were struck at 3:29 p.m. by a 2006 Kia driven by Fady Abdelhady, 22, of King of Prussia, Pa., just north of the Quakerbridge Road overpass, said Sgt. Thomas Tarr, of the West Windsor Police Traffic Bureau. Abdelhady was driving in the left lane when he lost control of his car.

The motor home, which was being driven by Verne Beers, then slid and vaulted onto its side and flipped onto its top. The couple was trapped in the motor home and extricated by personnel from West Windsor Emergency Services, Tarr said.

Louise Beers was pulled from the vehicle first, followed a few minutes later by her husband.

The Beers were towing an SUV when they were struck, police said. Several news outlets initially reported that the motor home was struck by an SUV.

Abdelhady was not injured in the accident, Tarr said.

West Windsor was aided on scene by emergency personnel from Princeton Junction, Princeton and Lawrence Township.

The accident is under investigation by West Windsor Patrolman Michael McMahon. No charges have been filed.

Ramps to Quakerbridge Road and Route 1 northbound were closed for several hours after the crash. The road was reopened at 7:30 p.m., police said.


This article was updated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Jack Wagon April 18, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Really Jonah - Is it my reading comprehension or the syntax of the writing? The way I read it: This goes to my points as to whether they should be testing drivers 60 or older every years. (They're not currently testing, so Linda questions whether they should be). I said I was more concerned with the SUV drivers and the young people and the speed limits that no one pays any attention too. (The way Linda spells the word "too" indicates "also". There are several grammatical errors that call into question the meanings of several parts of the post that Linda herself could have easily cleared up without a fuss. This wasn't a big deal. Sorry Linda, I really wasn't trying to offend you. Jonah - Since you want to call me out in such a mean spirited way while protecting Linda's honor: Check yourself cubby - You want to jump ugly and open that pie-hole of yours, you're now fair game, moron. It's you who should take off your wife's thong, put on your reading glasses, up your Thorazine and muffler that raging bad attitude, fat boy. I hear they have a three for one Literacy, Pilates, and Finishing Class at MCC. I hear it's pretty cheap for low budget, fat idiots with bad manners. Holler back!
Jack Wagon April 18, 2012 at 02:03 PM
BTW Jonah - I know it's hard for low IQ's to concentrate for long periods of time, but keep reading down the list of posts, at least two other people read it the way I did, too (also). See Patrick, Diane, & I am Right
ruth mckay April 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Amen to that..Have known Mr Beer;s for years he worked with the goverment of Canada and it is not his first time driving a karge truck..You see people driving and texting or talking on the phone every day.Vern and his wife are wonderfull people...as im sure the young person driving the other car is.Prayers to Vern,Linda and there family.Ruth and Dwaine
Edo April 21, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Sorry I don't have facebook myself but we would like to thank everyone for ther many prayers and good wishes and it is the drivers not the roads thanks again also if you look at the pic. close you will notice the only room in the mh was the size of GODS cupped hands Verne and Louise Beers
e April 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM
wish the beers a speedy and complete recovery. the 22 yr old was likely texting, why else would a kia 'lose control'? it likely veered into the immediate path of the rv. test seniors annually? oh yes...my mother at 79 hit 'something' so hard she snapped her passenger side view mirror and slammed it into the window shattering it...she lied her way out of it to the state, paid cash to repair her car. my nearly 22 yr old daughter texts and drives all the time.


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