3 Airlifted to Hospital After Head-On Collision
Extrication required in two-car accident on Lacey Road
Two Forked River women and one Smithville resident were airlifted to a hospital after a head-on motor vehicle collision on Lacey Road Tuesday afternoon.
At approximately 4:51 p.m. police responded to a two-car accident on Lacey Road, west of Dover Road near the Bamber Lake Fire Department.
A Honda Accord and Chevrolet Cavalier were found in the westbound lane of Lacey Road and sustained significant front-end damage.
The Accord was facing east in the westbound lane and had struck the Cavalier, which was traveling in the westbound lane, head-on.
Extrication was required, Capt. David Paprota said.
The female driver of the Accord, 69, of Smithville, the female driver of the Cavalier, 24, and a female passenger of the Cavalier, 56, both of Forked River were all transported by helicopter to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
The conditions of the patients are currently unknown, although Paprota described the injuries as serious.
The accident remains under investigation by the Lacey Township Police Department as far as what caused the driver of the Accord to cross over into oncoming traffic.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, MONOC Paramedics, Lacey Township EMS, Forked River Fire Department and the Bamber Lake Fire Department responded to the scene.
Please return to Lacey Patch as more information becomes available.