An 88-year-old man struck another car when he drove north in the southbound lanes of Route 9 on Sunday, Woodbridge police said.

An 88-year-old man driving the wrong way on Route 9 struck another car head-on Sunday morning near Metuchen Avenue in Woodbridge, police said.

Police said the man began mistakenly driving north in the southbound lanes of Route 9 when he struck a 26-year-old driver in a head-on crash. The collision caused one of the vehicles to catch on fire, and both men were rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital via medevac.

Both directions of Route 9 were closed near the crash for about 10 minutes, Woodbridge police said, but the northbound lanes were cleared quickly. The southbound lanes remained closed for about two hours.

Police did not have an update on the condition of the drivers on Sunday afternoon.

Paige Gross may be reached at pgross@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @By_paigegross. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Wrong-way driver causes head-on collision, car fire on Route 9

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