Video/Photos: Woman Freed From Overturned Vehicle

DUI and reckless driving charges have been filed against the woman, whose sport utility vehicle flipped onto its side and hit a utility pole on Tartan Court shortly before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Update, 3 p.m. Dec. 5:

Lawrence Township this afternoon released the name of the driver of the vehicle that flipped onto its side and struck a utility pole on Tartan Court late Tuesday night.

The woman, Geraldine Flores, 50, of Valley Forge Avenue, Lawrence Township, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving, according to police spokesman Detective Sgt. Joseph Amodio.


Original post, 1:11 a.m. Dec. 5:

A woman was trapped in the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle after it  flipped onto its side and struck a utility pole in Lawrence Township late Tuesday night, Dec. 4.

The accident occurred shortly before 11:45 p.m. on Tartan Court, a quiet residential street running off Putnam Avenue that ends in a cul-de-sac.

Volunteer firefighters from the Slackwood, Lawrence Road and Lawrenceville fire companies extricated the woman from the wrecked Hyundai Santa Fe.

She was then transported by a Lawrence Township ambulance crew to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, emergency officials at the scene said.

A representative from Public Service Electric & Gas responded to inspect the utility pole that was struck by the vehicle.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation by township police. Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call police at (609) 896-1111.

This story will be updated as additional details become available.


Follow Lawrenceville Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.


grill master December 05, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Don't text and drive, stupid.
K December 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
What an ignorant comment. How do you know it wasn't because a deer ran out in front of the car or something else?
KK on the Job December 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
It is nice to see the EMS put a board and collar on a patient that was trapped inside there vehicle that flipped. Another great job by Lawrence Twp. EMS
T B December 05, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Grill Master how do you know the person was texting???? When someone is hurt you should worry about there well being instead of making comments when you don't have all the details!!!!
SHSB December 05, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Wow...critical failure to meet basic standard of care.
SHAM December 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
BOB LECH December 08, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Maybe she was distracted by a comet:-) Actually,to the woman in the accident,I wish you a Merry Christmas and I'm sure you will be home soon. You had the best care at the scene,the ER and the floor you were admitted on. Cars can be replaced,You can't
KK on the Job December 10, 2012 at 04:49 PM
She did not have the best care on scene!!! The proof is in the Photo!!!!
j December 22, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Ya they extracated threw the sun roof of the s.u.v. some good job that was. So much for the S.O.P.s for an accident victum... think they need to restudy how to treat a person.. lovely tax dollars at work.. NOTT....


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something