TOMS RIVER – A serious accident on a busy Township road sent one man to a Shore area trauma center via medical chopper, according to authorities.
Toms River Township Police spokesperson Jillian Messina told Jersey Shore Online that officers were sent to the intersection of Vaughn Avenue and Bay Avenue on May 16 at around 12:37 p.m.
According to Messina, 25-year-old Jeffrey Loffredo of Toms River was traveling west on Bay Avenue when he ran a red light and collided with a Honda HRV driven by 51-year-old Jeffrey Edgar of Toms River. Edgar was driving north on Vaughn Avenue and had a green light.
Edgar’s vehicle flipped onto its side and collided with a Chevy Silverado, driven by 51-year-old Donald O’Brien, also of Toms River, who was stopped on Vaughn Ave for the red light.
According to a press release from the police, the East Dover Fire Department and Toms River Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated Edgar from his vehicle.
Toms River EMS and Robert Wood Johnson MICU rendered treatment.
Edgar was transported by EMS to Skyview Park Landing Zone where he was Medevaced to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.
Police said Loffredo, who didn’t have any impairments, was cited with Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal, Expired Driver’s License, Failure to Possess a Registration, and Failure to Possess an Insurance Card.
The accident is being investigated by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Ryan Fitzgerald.