The female driver of a Jeep that overturned in a two-vehicle accident at Hooper and Oak avenues was ejected from the vehicle as the Jeep rolled over multiple times, police said.
The Jeep collided with a 1995 sedan making a left turn onto Hooper Avenue from Oak Avenue westbound, police said. The driver of the Jeep was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and the other driver was uninjured, police said.
Although helicopter transport was readied for the victim, she was transported by medi-vac to the trauma center in Neptune after treatment at the scene by local EMS, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.
The name of the victim was not released due to notification of kin, said the police chief.
Mastronardy said witnesses reported the sedan was westbound on Oak Avenue making a left turn onto Hooper Avenue southbound.
“After the crash, the Jeep overturned numerous times and the 45 year-old female passenger was ejected from the jeep,” said Mastronardy. The other driver, Judy Schwartz, 55, of Walnut Street was not injured in the collision, he said.
Traffic Safety Officers Gary Flynn, Eugene Bachonski and Steven Schwartz are investigating along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.
Traffic detours in place for more than an hour were cleared before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Original story: The parking lot at theis currently being used as a staging area for a Monoc 1 helicopter as authorities ready to transport wounded motorists after a two-vehicle crash.
Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the collision shortly after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Hooper and Oak avenues has left a red Jeep overturned in the roadway.
Traffic is slow along Hooper Avenue northbound, as fire, police and EMS investigate the collision that occurred in the westbound lane of Oak Avenue, which is closed from the Hooper intersection to the Ocean County Mall.
The collision scene and helicopter arrival is impacting traffic even further, as motorists traveling westbound on Oak Avenue are being detoured through the l parking lot to access Hooper or Bay avenues.
Additionally, the jughandle from Hooper northbound to Oak is closed, and motorists are not currently permitted to make a right from Boxelder Drive to Oak Avenue.
The extent of injuries and the number of wounded motorists could not be immediately ascertained. Check back with Patch for more details.