Serious Crash In Lakewood Being Investigated

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LAKEWOOD – There was a four-vehicle motor vehicle crash Saturday night at New Hampshire Avenue and Lucy Road.

A 46-year-old Brick woman, driving a 2003 KIA Sorrento, was traveling north on New Hampshire when she crossed the double-yellow center lines and hit a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by a 55-year-old Lakewood man. That vehicle had two additional passengers.

The KIA Sorrento’s tire hit another vehicle, a 2003 Honda Odyssey, driven by a 52-year-old Lakewood woman. The driver’s side front and rear windows were broken from that impact.

A 26-year-old Toms River man, driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger, attempted to swerve to avoid the crash, but struck the rear passenger side of the Chevrolet Cruze.

The KIA Sorrento overturned, and its driver partially ejected and pinned between the top of the driver’s side door and road. Lakewood Township Police reported that numerous bystanders were able to lift the vehicle upright. The driver was able to slide out from the vehicle.

Photo courtesy The Lakewood Scoop

She was treated on the scene by Lakewood EMS and then transported via Medivac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

She was traveling with two dogs, one of which sustained injuries, police reported. A bystander took the injured dog to a veterinary hospital on Route 70 in Lakewood. The other dog was taken by Lakewood Animal Control. Both dogs are now at a local animal shelter.

The driver and passengers in the Chevrolet Cruze were taken to the southern campus of Monmouth Medical Center for minor injuries.

The accident is being investigated by the Lakewood Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.

The Lakewood Scoop was the first media outlet to report on the incident.