HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Pennington Road crash injures five minivan passengers

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Five passengers in a minivan were injured Tuesday night when the driver tried to make a left turn onto Denow Road from Pennington Road, according to Police Chief Lance Maloney.
Police were called to the scene at 9:04 p.m. on the report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection.
Divya Seshadri, 21, from Dayton, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan in the southbound lane of Pennington Road (state Route 31) when she tried to turn left onto Denow Road. While Ms. Seshadri was making the turn, a northbound 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Michael McCann, 55, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, collided with the passenger side of the minivan, police said. The collision forced the minivan off the road onto the northbound side of Pennington Road.
Police said this section of Pennington Road is posted prohibiting left-hand turns and the intersection is also posted as “No Turns.”
Ms. Seshadri and Mr. McCann were not injured, according to police.
Five passengers in the mini-van (all 18 years of age) suffered minor injuries and/or had complaints of pain. All of the passengers were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
The Pennington Fire Company, Pennington First Aid Squad, Lawrence Township First Aid Squad, and Capital Health Systems paramedics provided medical care.
The Pennington Borough Police Department and Ewing Township Police Department assisted with traffic control at the scene.
The crash is under investigation by Officer James Klesney of the Hopewell Township Police Department. Ms. Seshadri was issued a summons for disregarding a traffic control signal for the improper left turn. 