STAFFORD – Police reported that a driver lost control of her car and struck a parked vehicle.
Claire Gancarz, 81, of Manahawkin, was driving south on Nautilus Drive near Riptide Avenue, police said. Her 2016 Chevrolet Cruz left the roadway at a turn in the road and went up on the shoulder. There, it struck a car, a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, parked in front of 120 Nautilus Dr. The incident happened at approximately 3:39 p.m.
Gancarz and her passenger, Agatha Marchese, 81, of Manahawkin, were both wearing their seatbelts. The Stafford Township First Aid Squad responded, and gave medical treatment to both women as a precaution. They were then transported to the Southern Ocean Medical Center for further evaluation.
Drivers were redirected around the scene for about an hour, police said.
If there are any witnesses to the crash, police ask they contact Patrolman Jillson at (609) 597-1189 X8446 or at Ajillson@staffordpolice.org.