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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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.