Woman, 83, dies after car is rear-ended

OLD BRIDGE – An 83-year-old township woman was killed Tuesday after the vehicle she was in was struck from behind.

Anisa Khatoon was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick at 2 p.m., about two hours after a pickup truck rear-ended the Toyota in which she was a passenger.

The Toyota was stopped at the light on Route 9 north and Old Mill Road. When the light changed, a Ford Ranger hit the car from behind, police said.

Ayesha Mohiuddin, 24, was driving the Toyota, and Orooj Hasan, 50, was also a passenger. Both were taken to Robert Wood Johnson for treatment of head trauma, police said.

The Ranger was driven by Stanley I. Sorcher, 50, of Millstone. He was treated and released from Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Old Bridge division, police said.

Traffic on Route 9 was delayed for about two hours as a result of the crash, police said. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the Traffic and Safety Bureau of the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 739-6218 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

– Lauren Matthew