A rear-end automobile collision just after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, at the intersection of Route 37 and Washington Street in Toms River resulted in three people injured at the scene, according to the .
“This was a three-car, rear-end accident which resulted in minor injuries,” said Patrol Sergeant Keith Diehl of the Toms River Police.
Diehl stated that a 31 year-old female resident from Toms River was reaching for a dropped cigarette lighter in her vehicle, when she rear-ended the vehicle traveling in front of her, which in turn, hit the vehicle that was traveling in front of it as well.
“There were three minor injuries at the scene,” said Diehl. “One of the other drivers was a 45 year-old female from Canada, who had two passengers with her reporting neck pain, and they were then transported to . The other driver, a 22 year-old female from Philadelphia, sustained a bump on the head, but refused medical treatment at the scene.”
Diehl said that the scene was cleared within 30 minutes of the accident being reported.