Intoxicated Man Fled Scene of Accident, Later Transported to Hospital

A Villas, N.J. man struck a tree and parked vehicle with a Chevrolet Camaro that was reported stolen

A Villas, N.J. resident was transported to the hospital after a hit and run motor vehicle accident, police said.

Matthew Bland, 27, was allegedly driving a black Chevrolet Camaro down Spaulding Avenue at a high rate of speed on Friday at 1:15 a.m. when he crossed Andover Road and struck a tree and parked vehicle in a yard.

Police responded to the intersection of Spaulding Avenue and Andover Road but Bland allegedly fled the scene in a second vehicle.

The Camaro was later reported stolen from the parking lot of the Forked River House.

Police were dispatched to a Sunrise Boulevard home at 3:07 a.m. for an intoxicated male, Bland, with a severe leg injury. He was then identified as the driver of the Camaro, police said.

The Lacey Township First Aid Squad transported Bland to Jersey Shore Trauma Center.

The incident is under investigation and charges are pending.

Jill December 22, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Yep! He hit my brand new car, ruined our fence, and then the female who picked him up assaulted my best friends father! We want answers and justice! The cops haven't even called me yet!
wookfish December 22, 2012 at 05:05 PM
what do you expect from Lacey PD?
Irina December 22, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Like they say...Can't fix STUPID......Also Lacey PD are lame.
donald hinman December 23, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Listen everyone makes stupid mistakes in life. Give him community service and an apology letter. I know Matt and if he did this. Which I highly doubt I'm sure he is very very sorry.
JOHNNY Done it December 23, 2012 at 05:41 PM
You should be lucky he didnt hit & kill a relative of yours , Maybe you would have a different light on it He should be lucky he is still alive ,Some jail time & fines & insurance charges ,The apology letter can be flushed down the bowl
Ryan Eidel December 23, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Yo Donny boy, tell him i said Merry Christmas and thanks for the new car. Let me know how he likes his new leg and inmates! Here's hoping a few "mistakes" come your way in the New Year. I know you'll understand!
frank rizzo December 24, 2012 at 08:49 AM
donny you sure pick some real winners
PeopleAnnoyMe December 24, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Jill December 26, 2012 at 01:39 AM
What about my car??? They want me to pay for the damage he's done! This is crazy!!! He needs to pay for my BRAND NEW TO BE FIXED! AND THE RENTAL I NEED TO GET TO WORK!!!!
ANat December 26, 2012 at 02:08 AM
how about this. the guy pays for my friends car. fixes my fence. buys us new xmas blow ups & puts up a guard rail or boulders or something so people stop driving up on my lawn & crashing into our cars.. this is redic... oh & dont get me started on my father...........
ANat December 26, 2012 at 02:11 AM
mistakes? people shouldnt drink & drive, steal cars.... or tell their girlfriends to GUN IT wen a man is trying to stop their stupidity... yeah..... but i think its HILARIOUS that after 2 hrs he calls the police about a leg injury.. which hes lucky to have... because that car.... should have killed him...
ANat December 26, 2012 at 02:12 AM
you should see the pictures... maybe than people will agree that he shouldnt just do community service & write a letter...
ANat December 26, 2012 at 02:12 AM
i found your insurance papers on my lawn.
donald hinman December 26, 2012 at 09:42 AM
The way your house is set on the property along with the layout of the road should of never been approved by any township. This young man is the fall guy.
Francis December 26, 2012 at 01:44 PM
If he did it? really wow
Francis December 26, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Make him pay! wonder how his supporters would feel if he killed a friend or relative or himself maybe if he knows the right person on Lacey rd he can get it to go away
ANat December 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
i just posted some pictures of the car, the tree & my friends car.....
LUCILLE NATIELLO December 26, 2012 at 03:43 PM
hey donny... what if it was your car.. and he got killed in it.. how would you respond.. a DRUNK DRIVER IS A DRUNK DRIVER AND WILL NOT ADMIT HE WAS DRUNK.. HIS GIRLFRIEND CAN WHO GUN IT AND WE DO HAVE SOME ONE WHO CAN ID HIM AND HER..
Ryan Eidel December 26, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Plus, his DNA splattered in the car. Jail seems safer for him.
LUCILLE NATIELLO December 27, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Yes Ryan... from your lips to god's ears.. lets hope we are heard.. how dare he and his girlfriend.. hurt my husband.. they were fleeing and thinking they would not get caught.. Matt your leg will remind you every day for the rest of your life.. that you never ever Steal nor Drive Drunk..
Jill December 27, 2012 at 02:40 AM
BOTTOM LINE.... Matt stole a vehicle. That's not right at all. He drove drunk. Which also wrong and also very selfish. He didn't need to drive down my road. I don't care if the layout is odd or not. He has nothing down here for him. Next, the girl he was with shouldn't have let him steal the car, left the bar, and let him get away. Next, he destroyed our lawn, tree, garabage cans, fence, and MY BRAND NEW CAR. He could've done the next best thing, and stayed at the scene, and took integrity for his mistakes, I would've had maybe a tiny itty bitty of respect for him if he stayed..... it doesn't stop there. Matt and his gf hurt my best friends father when they took off... physically hurting him. Like really? As if destroying everything wasnt enough.... so screw the people who think he's innocent, and screw the people who don't think this is wrong. End of story!
JOHNNY Done it December 28, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Young man cant control or know when not to drink his alcohol & is sliding down the loser high way
JOHNNY Done it December 28, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Maybe he will next time run in front of heavy truck drinking..problem will be solved then...
donald hinman December 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM
I think Matt was wrong in what he did. But a loss of license ok thats fine. Community service yes. But jail absolutely not. People need a second chance. We all know that.
LUCILLE NATIELLO December 29, 2012 at 08:19 PM
yes he was.. but he left the scene of an accident.. and that in my book is a FLIGHT RISK.. I don't TRUST HIM or her.. so as far as I am concern a few years in Jail will do him some good.. with the reminder of his broken leg.. will also be a constant reminder too.. as well as his arrest record... he screwed up big time..
JOHNNY Done it January 02, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Leaving the scene of an accident & causing property damage .The makes of a good law obeying citizen , Maybe we should pat on the back & say its okay ..Are you kidding me?
JOHNNY Done it January 02, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Nice pictures ,, speeding alittle I guess the tree jumped out in front of him. Maybe that will be his defense


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