A 92-year-old woman from the Villas was airlifted to an area hospital after an accident on Route 47 in Middle Township Tuesday evening.

Middle Township Police say they responded to an accident on Route 47 in Rio Grande around 6:45 Tuesday evening. Their investigation revealed 92-year-old Frances Guinan of the Villas was driving northbound when, for an unknown reason, she drove off the road and struck a utility pole. Police say Guinan suffered multiple injuries and she was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

After several hours of repairs, Route 47 fully reopened to traffic around 7:00 Wednesday morning. Police continue to investigate the accident.


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