Driver Extricated From Car In Route 9 Crash

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  HOWELL – A driver had to be extricated from his car after being involved in a three-car accident on Route 9 yesterday, police said.

  Sgt. Mazzeo, Patrolman Campagnola, Patrolman Bush, Patrolman Cherney, Patrolman Poznanski and Patrolman Barone of the Howell Township Police Department responded to the area of Route 9 southbound, just south of Aldrich Road, around 3:47 p.m. regarding a car crash in the Howell Plaza parking lot.

  Investigation revealed that 51-year-old James Drum of Howell was exiting the Howell Plaza and attempted to merge onto Route 9 when he hit a Toyota driven by 33-year-old Orion Baggerly of Howell.

  As a result of the collision, Drum’s car ran off the road over the grass dividers and ended up in the Howell Plaza parking lot. Drum then hit an unoccupied parked in the lot.

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  Due to the accident, Drum had to be extricated from his car. Both Drum and Baggerly were transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

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  Assisting at the scene were Freewood Acres Fire Department, Southard Fire Department, Howell First Aid Squad, Howell OEM, MICU Medics and Atlantic Health Medics.

  At this time, the Howell Township Traffic Unit is investigating the accident. Summons may be issued in the future.

  If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Patrolman Kyle Bush of the Howell Township Traffic Unit at 732-938-4575 ext. 2667.