2 critical after being pulled from car that crashed into N.J. lake

By Rebecca Everett | reverett@njadvancemedia.com |

Firefighters rescued two people after their car crashed into a lake in Hamilton Saturday morning, leaving them trapped in the submerged car for around 15 minutes in frigid conditions, according to fire officials.

Hamilton police Lt. Richard Mastropolo identified the driver as Bernadette Joseph, 40, and the passenger as Annelisa Forestin, 18. Both Hamilton residents were in critical condition Saturday afternoon, he said.

Divers from the Trenton Fire Dept.’s marine rescue unit pulled both people from the vehicle and they were rushed to a Trenton hospital, according to Trenton Fire Battalion Chief Clifford Willever.

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Source: NJ.com

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