Driver causes accident while trying to flag down police
Car rear-ended on Washington Ave. and Courthouse Lane
A driver, stopping abruptly to talk to a police officer who was waiting to cross the street, was rear-ended by the vehicle behind hers.
The minor motor vehicle accident occurred just after 2 p.m. today. A black sedan traveling west on Washington Street braked as its driver saw a police officer on the sidewalk in front of the Ocean County Library and began rolling down her car window, smiling and trying to talk to the officer. At that moment the car behind her, a tan SUV, rear-ended the vehicle, at the intersection of Washington and Courthouse Lane.
The officer, having just witnessed the accident, then approached the vehicles and asked them to turn onto Courthouse Lane for questioning and to allow vehicular traffic to continue to flow on Washington Avenue, as they were now blocking traffic.