Two-Car Collision Caused By Drunk Driver

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  BRICK – A two-car collision caused by a drunk driver resulted in several injuries at a Drum Point Road intersection, police said.

   The crash occurred on September 4 around 8 p.m. at the corner of Drum Point and Mandalay Road.

  According to police, Tyler Pratt, 23, of Bud Lake, was heading west on Drum Point Road when he crashed into another car that was trying to make a left turn onto Mandalay Road from Drum Point.

  Pratt hit the rear passenger side of the other driver’s Infinity, causing it to spin out and hit an unoccupied car that was parked in the Bayside Auto parking lot. Pratt’s car continued down Drum Point Road, crashing into several street signs and a utility pole. As a result, the force of impact cut the pole in half and power lines went down, police said.

  Brick Fire Departments 21 and 22 responded to assist with safety as JCP&L repaired the utility pole and lines. Traffic Safety Officer Dan Fogarty and ID Detective Brian Williams responded to investigate the crash.

  The driver of the Infinity, Lynnea Prunkl, 79, of Brick, and the passenger, Fay Novoshelski, 78, of Brick, were both brought to Ocean Medical Center for injuries such as pain to their chest, neck and along the right side of their bodies.

  Police discovered that Pratt was intoxicated and arrested him for drunk driving. He was also brought to Ocean Medical Center for injuries to his face.

  At this time, the investigation is still ongoing by Traffic Safety Officer Dan Fogarty of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information pertaining to the crash is asked to contact Fogarty at 732-262-1141.