Two patients were airlifted to the hospital after an ATV accident in the Greenwood Forest, said John Hode, president of Lacey EMS.
Jordan P. Penna, 19, of Little Egg Harbor and Brooke A. Lazok, 18, of Forked River were transported by medevac to Jersey Shore Medical Hospital after a two-quad collision this afternoon, Lt. James Veltri said.
Lacey EMS responded to the scene of the head-on collision at 3:38 p.m. on Monday, Hode said. The accident one-mile-and-a-half in the woods off the west side of Route 539 with the nearest cross street of Bloody Ridge Road.
Lazok and Penna’s quads collided with each other while they were both traveling west on Bloody Ridge Road, Veltri said.
Both Lazok and Penna suffered internal injuries and were airlifted to the hospital, he said. Although Lazok and Penna were wearing helmets, Penna suffered a head injury and lost consciousness for a short period of time after the crash.
Penna and Lazok were issued summonses for reckless driving, driving unregistered vehicles and driving vehicles not covered by insurance.
Lacey Township Police Department, Bamber Lake Fire Company, Forked River Fire Company, Lacey EMS and Paramedics from MONOC responded to the scene.