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Bloomfield Teen Injured After Tractor Collision

A Bloomfield teen was injured on Friday after a head-on collision with a tractor, police say.

(Bloomfield, NJ, June 16, 2017 )A teen was injured in Bloomfield on Friday after the car he was driving collided head- on with a tractor. The teen, driving a Toyota Avalon, was traveling in the northbound lane of Tunxis Avenue when he collided with the tractor near the Cobey Road intersection. The accident occurred around 11:10 a.m., according to police records.

The teen driver was cut from the vehicle by fire department officials after the accident, where he was then transported to St. Francis Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Although alert, the teen suffered extensive cuts to his face, arms, hands, and other areas of the body. He also suffered an open wound to the upper portion of his left leg. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

Police are still investigating the accident, and haven't released details concerning which vehicle crossed into the opposite lane. The accident shut traffic down along Tunxis Avenue for several hours.

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