Two people ejected during crash on Route 70 in Lakehurst

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LAKEHURST, NJ – On 05/27/2021 at approximately 12:55 pm, the Lakehurst Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 70 and Route 547 for a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries involving two vehicles.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Jeep Liberty with extensive damage, resting in the middle of the westbound lane of route 70.  The second vehicle, a BMW, had extensive damage and was resting off the roadway near the entrance of the Gulf Gas Station.  The driver of the Jeep Liberty was ejected from the vehicle. 

Life-saving measures were performed on the scene and the victim was medivac to Jersey Shore Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.  The passenger of the BMW sustained a head injury and was medivac to Jersey Shore Medical Center and was later released.  The Driver of the BMW had minor injuries and was transported to Monmouth Medical Center in Lakewood and was later released.  This investigation is ongoing.

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Assisting agencies were, Ocean County Fatal Accident Support Team, Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Manchester Police, and EMS, Lakehurst and Ridgeway Fire Departments, Joint Base Police, State Fish and Game, RWJ Paramedics, NJ Department of Transportation.

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