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1 arrested, multiple injured in Hamilton Twp. crash

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Authorities were on scene of a two-crash Tuesday evening in Hamilton Township, that left one man arrested, and multiple people injured, including a five-month baby.

The crash happened in the area of Route 50 and Holly Street, when police say, 46-year-old Juan Matta, of Mays Landing, was traveling South on Route 50, when he disregarded the red light and crashed into the side of a 2009 Nissan Sedan. After crashing into the Nissan, Matta’s vehicle, a 2001 GMC work van, traveled over the grass median, across both North Bound Lanes and into a tree. 

Authorities say the Nissan had three occupants including: a 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman, a 53-year-old Egg Harbor City woman, and a 5-month-old baby. All three occupants were transported to Atlantic City Hospital City Division Trauma Unit, for minor to moderate injuries. Matta suffered minor injuries and refused treatment.
Matta was arrested at the scene for driving while under the influence. He was later charged with refusal to submit to a breathalyzer, assault by auto, failure to stop at red light, and other related charges.

He was lodged in Atlantic County Jail on $2,500 bail.

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