Driver In Critical Condition After Route 70 Crash

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LAKEHURST – A major car crash on Route 70 leaves one driver in critical condition and two others injured, police said.

 On May 27, Lakehurst Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 547 involving serious injuries. Police found a Jeep Liberty in the middle of the westbound lane of Route 70 with serious damage, Chief of Police Matthew J. Kline said.

 Another car, a BMW, was resting off the roadway near the entrance of the Gulf Gas Station and also endured serious damage.

 As a result of the crash, the driver of the Jeep was ejected from the car. Life saving measures were performed on the victim, and subsequently was transported via medivac to Jersey Shore Medical Center. The driver is listed in critical condition, Kline said.

 A second victim, the passenger of the BMW, sustained a head injury and was also transported via medivac to Jersey Shore Medical Center, and was later released. The driver of the BMW had sustained minor injuries and was brought to Monmouth Medical Center in Lakewood and was later released.  

 Assisting agencies were, Ocean County Fatal Accident Support Team, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Manchester Police and EMS, Lakehurst and Ridgeway Fire Departments, Joint Base Police, State Fish and Game, RWJ Paramedics, NJ Department of Transportation.

 At this time, the crash is still under investigation.