Police Offer Update On Crash

Photo courtesy Kristen Austin

This is an update from a story posted earlier today.

JACKSON – Part of Glory’s Market will be open Friday.

Clara Glory posted a message to friends and customers on Facebook Thursday evening.

“On behalf of Glory’s Market. We want to thank our amazing police dept, first responders, firemen, Mayor Reina , and so many caring customers, and Township residents.
We are so grateful for all the support. WE thank GOD our employee is fine. We pray for the unknown customer who needs all our prayers. Amazingly our liquor store will open tommorow! Glory’s Market side will rebuild and open to the public as soon as we can. Thank all of you again. Please share to all,” Glory wrote.

In the meantime, police continue to investigate the crash at Cedar Swamp Road and West Commodore Boulevard. 

Police responded to the area at 12:01 p.m. after reports of a vehicle crashing into Glory’s Market. One employee was trapped in the debris. 

Police said a 2016 Mack Truck with an attached trailer was traveling southbound on Cedar Swamp Road, approaching the intersection. The 54-year-old Toms River resident was hauling a load of powdered cement.  

A 17-year-old Jackson resident was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima on Cedar Swamp Road North, and attempting to make a left turn onto West Commodore Boulevard. 

The vehicles collided, police said, and pushed the Altima into a 2012 Honda Civic, which was driven by a 38-year-old Plainsboro resident. 

The force of the impact caused the tractor trailer to crash into Glory’s Market. Two people inside the store were injured. 

A 69-year-old male patron was airlifted to a local trauma center for treatment. A 61-year-old female clerk was transported to a trauma center for her injuries. Both sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo courtesy Sebastian Jastrzebski

The tractor trailer driver was transported by ambulance to a local trauma center. Police said he was treated and discharged.  

The teen driver was taken to a local hospital. 

Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs are a factor in this accident.  

A fourth vehicle was damaged, but unoccupied.

The building sustained serious damage. The structure had to be supported for the investigation and cleanup of a fuel spill from the tractor trailer had to be done.

Numerous area fire departments, EMS and emergency personnel from Ocean and Monmouth counties responded.

Police officers Edward Travisano and Brad Reider with sergeants Trevor Crowley and Richard Bosley are investigating.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash who was not interviewed on scene is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111.