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Early Morning Accident On New Hampshire Avenue Attributed to Speeding

Uninjured driver strikes fence, ends up in woods

A 17-year-old Lakewood man was charged with careless driving in an accident early Sunday morning in Toms River.

The accident occurred at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Old Freehold Road at 3:30 a.m.

The driver lost control of his car when he was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to a police report. He struck a fence and tree before entering the woods, the report states. 

The teenager was uninjured but was issued numerous summonses by investigating Officer John Mehl, including the careless driving charge.

. August 15, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Parents it's 3:30 am......Do you know where your childrent are?????
Jane Doran Stokes August 15, 2011 at 01:59 AM
I guess the parents fell asleep at their post . How dare they sleep
kedron August 15, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Parents need sleep, but kids need limits. 3 am is very late for a 17 year old. I'm very glad the young man was unhurt.
henry fine August 15, 2011 at 03:49 AM
parents were probably busy spendin my tax $$$
Amy Elliott August 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM
I agree with u all! A 17 yr old has no reasonto be out and about at 3:30am!!! Glad he was not hurt and that he didn't hurt anyone else!!!! If u take the FULL TIME job of being a parent then u better behave like one!
. August 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM
I don't even think a 17 is supposed to be driving at all at that hour! And I'll tell you that my parents never slept until all of us were home at night and it wasn't anywhere near 3:30 am!
disgusted homeowner August 15, 2011 at 01:05 PM
This just shows how much that provisional driver license law for 17 yr. olds hasn't deterred them from breaking the law. This fellow isn't supposed to out behind the wheel at that hour. I thought they weren't supposed to be driving past 11 or 12 midnite.
Tina August 15, 2011 at 03:32 PM
I have to agree with you all over the Provisional driver license and the abuse of the law with most of the younger driver. There was an exemption to the time rule that was changed earlier this year I wonder if this 17 yr fell into that rule: GDL Exemptions Permit and probationary drivers under 21 are eligible for hours-related exemptions for employment or religious reasons. Drivers must carry legible documentation on letterhead signed by the employer, organization or religious institution stating the reasons for this request. Include signature, title, address and telephone number of designated official. If we gave him the benefit of the doubt that this was the issue, BUT he would still be outside of the rules by NOT have someone over the age of 21 with him and he was clearly speeding.

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