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UPDATE: Lacey Woman Survives Crash That Partially Closed Parkway In Toms River

A Lacey woman survived a crash involving a dump truck on the Garden State Parkway early Tuesday, police said.

Catherine Brown, 54, of Lacey, sustained a head injury and was hospitalized in the crash, police said. One lane was blocked on Garden State Parkway nortbound as authorities tended to the accident, according to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority

At 9:33 a.m., the accident took place north of Exit 81, and Route 549/Lakehurst Road in Toms River. The right lane was blocked, the authority said.
Ortley February 18, 2014 at 01:30 PM
they should not let trucks on any of the parkway
Deep Throat February 18, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Most likely a construction truck. There is nothing more scary than when one of them pulls out onto the road at 5 mph and the 75 - 95 mph cars jam up behind it.
Christine Cathcart February 18, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Was there really a death???
Phil MacKenzie February 19, 2014 at 07:12 AM
Unbelievably, no fatalities Christine. Driver lived by 2 inches.
Phil MacKenzie February 19, 2014 at 07:20 AM
@Deep Throat, the speed limit in a construction zone is 45mph and the left lane isn't a travel lane, it for passing and emergency vehicles only. @Ortley, that's a great idea! What road should they take? Rt 9? Could you imagine the traffic nightmare? The problem isn't the trucks, it's the inattentive drivers.
suz February 19, 2014 at 08:13 AM
I have to disagree Phil...some trucks are just going way too fast and need to also slow down,
Leo February 19, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Catherine Brown wishing you a speedy recovery
ACL74 February 19, 2014 at 09:56 AM
A bunch of cars were stopped behind a large truck (spreader?) in the right lane. Then the dump truck came flying up the Parkway, veered off when he saw the stopped cars, bounced around on the shoulder, and somewhere in between ran into and over the other car.
Amy February 19, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Glad she's going to make it…the picture looked pretty bad
Joey Joe February 19, 2014 at 07:02 PM
Cops really have to work harder slowing people down ESPECIALLY in the construction zones of the GSP...
Giiiannnnaaa February 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM
I talked to the victim's sister tonight. She said the dump truck hit her, and continued to run over the car without stopping. She saved herself from critical injuries by ducking her head. She got only three stitches! God was definitely by her side


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