11 hospitalized after van, car collide in Atlantic City, police say
ATLANTIC CITY — Police say 11 people were taken to a local hospital after a van carrying 10 people collided with another vehicle on Route 30 Saturday.
According to Atlantic City Police, the crash took place at about 5:53 p.m. in the area of Route 30 and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. In a statement Sunday, police said the van, driven by Robert Schanek, 24, of Trenton, was carrying nine passengers at the time of the crash.
Police say the van was heading east on Route 30 when it collided with a vehicle driven by a 49-year-old Rochester, N.Y. man. who was traveling south on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
"All 10 occupants of the van were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division with non-life threatening injuries," police said in a statement.
The Rochester man also suffered injuries. The status of the injured victims is not known.
According to police, Schanek was issued six traffic summonses "for having a suspended New Jersey driver’s license and for failing to properly use approved child restraints for five children in his vehicle."
Authorities have not yet determined the exact cause of the crash. The accident is still being investigated by Accident Investigations Section Officer Eric Wessler, according to Atlantic City Police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Investigations Section at 609-347-5744. Anonymous tips can also be texted to TIP411 (847411), starting with ACPD.
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