Toms River Motor Vehicle Crash Brings Down Traffic Lights

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TOMS RIVER – A Township woman has been charged with reckless driving and more after hitting a stopped car and traffic signal on Route 37, Toms River Police said. 

  Around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, police units were dispatched to the intersection of Route 37 and Hooper Avenue for a car crash. 

  Police said 36-year-old Daniella Ippolitto of Toms River was driving westbound on Route 37 at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her SUV while changing lanes. As a result, she crashed into a car that was stopped for the red light at the intersection and a traffic signal, causing it to fall into the roadway. This caused one lane to close down on Route 37.

  Police said the driver of the stopped car, a 19-year-old male, suffered minor injuries. Ippolitto was brought to Community Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. 

  Ippolitto received citations for careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to keep right, and reckless driving. The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Ryan Fitzgerald.

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