Crash Ejects Driver Onto First Aid Squad’s Property

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  BERKELEY – After two vehicles collided on Route 9, one of them ended up in the parking lot of the Bayville Volunteer First Aid Squad.

  Police investigating the crash learned that a Toyota Tundra entered the roadway from 661 Route 9 when it struck a BMW 750 that was heading north on 9. This caused the Tundra to spin and come to rest in the parking lot of 660 Route 9, which is the First Aid building. The crash happened at around 8:45 p.m. on March 23.

  Further, the impact caused the door of the Tundra to open and eject the driver, Vernon Halpin, 43, of Bayville.

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  Bayville and Berkeley First Aid Squads immediately responded to the scene to provide medical attention. Halpin had a cut on his head and complained of back pain. His female passenger suffered minor injuries as well. Both of them were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for medical attention. The BMW driver was unhurt.

  Halpin was issued summonses for having an unregistered vehicle, failure to wear seat belt, and careless driving.

  Route 9 was temporarily closed down for approximately forty minutes between Station Road and Eugene Furey Boulevard, police said.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.