Car Flips Over In Route 37 Crash, Injuries Reported

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TOMS RIVER – A car flipped over and landed on its roof as a result of a two car crash on Route 37 on August 30, police said.

  Officers from the Toms River Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 37 and Clifton around 11:40 a.m. regarding an accident.

  Police Department spokesperson Jillian Messina told Jersey Shore Online that Lorraine Wehman, 78, of Toms River, was stopped at the light of southbound Clifton Ave. Once it turned green, she began to move forward when she was hit by a 17-year-old male driver from Toms River, coming from Route 37 eastbound and ran the light. 

  Due to the collision, Wehman’s car flipped over and landed on its roof. She was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

  After investigating the crash, police confirmed that the minor was not on his cell phone and not under the influence at the time of the crash. Subsequently, he was cited for Failure to Observe a Traffic Signal.

  The accident is currently under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Robert Westfall.  The Toms River Police Department would like to thank the witnesses who rendered aid while waiting for first responders to arrive.