A Forked River male sustained injuries and was airlifted to the hospital after police responded to an accident on Lacey Road early this morning.
Police responded to Lacey Road near Newark Avenue for a two-car motor vehicle accident at 7:55 a.m.
Preliminary investigation found that a pickup truck operated by Stephen Perez, 21, of Forked River was attempting to make a left turn onto Lacey Road eastbound from the parking lot of JT’s Bagel Hut. While attempting to turn, a full size van driven by Shane Kilburg, 25, of Waretown was traveling westbound on Lacey Road.
The van struck the pickup truck on its side, police said.
Perez was injured in the collision and airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is currently listed in stable condition, police said.
Kilburg was uninjured, police said.
The accident is under investigation and several motor vehicle charges are pending.