Two women suffer serious injuries in Route 72 Crash in Manahawkin


MANAHAWKIN, NJ – On Friday, November 27, 2020, at 10:28 AM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Route 72 at Marsha Drive involving injuries.

A preliminary investigation suggests a 2000 Mazda Miata operated by Brenda Evans, 61 of Manahawkin was stopped in the right lane of travel at a red signal on Route 72 westbound at Marsha Drive. At this time, she was struck in the rear by a 2001 Nissan Altima operated by Alois Krtil, 82 of Ship Bottom, NJ.
After these two vehicles collided, they both struck a 3rd vehicle a 2016 Honda CRV operated by Helen Licker, 75 of Lewes, DE who was stopped in the left lane of Route 72 west also stopped at the red signal.

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Evans and Krtil both sustained serious injuries from the collision and were transported by Hackensack Medical & Robert Wood Johnson medevac to Atlantic City Trauma Center for treatment.
Westbound traffic on Route 72 was diverted onto E. Bay Avenue for approximately 1 hour during the investigation.