Police: Teen Stolen Car Case Still Under Investigation
Teen injured in single-car crash
An incident where an allegedly stolen vehicle was crashed by its teen driver Oct. 17 remains under investigation.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said no additional charges have been filed against an injured 13 year-old driver in a single-car crash last Wednesday in Squire Village.
"This is an open investigation," Mastronardy said.
A 13-year-old driving a car believed stolen was injured and arrested after he unexpectedly saw his mom while driving in Squire Village and then crashed the car into a tree.
The teen was hospitalized for a hip injury and broken nose in the 4:30 p.m. accident on Brokaw Boulevard off Hooper Avenue.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the boy told police the crash happened after he lost control of the vehicle he was illegally driving. The teen was driving down Brokaw Boulevard and saw his mother drive past him in the opposite direction, then crashed into a tree.
The car, a 2012 Toyota Camry, was reported stolen from the parking lot of Bay View Corporate Center on Hooper Avenue less than a mile from Squire Village, Mastronardy said.
The teen was charged with driving without a license and reckless driving, said the police chief.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Toms River police headquarters at 732-349-0150.