Six people, including a 9-year-old boy, were sent to a trauma center after one car ran into two others on Toms River Road Saturday afternoon.
The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. on July 30 when one northbound car drifted over the center line about a half mile south of High Bridge Road and hit first one car and then another coming the other way, police said.
A 46-year-old Millstone man was driving a 2016 Hyundai Genesis northbound when he crossed "into oncoming traffic," according to police Capt. Steven Laskiewicz. The Hyundai first hit a southbound 2003 Honda Accord, which spun off the roadway towards the shoulder and nearly hit a utility pole. Still moving, the Hyundai then hit a 2005 Toyota station wagon.
A 39-year-old woman was driving the Honda and a 28-year-old woman was driving the Toyota, police said. Both were from Trenton.
Helicopters from the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation and PennSTAR flew two people, including the 9-year-old, to a trauma center, while four more went by ambulance, said Laskiewicz. "All of the injured parties had been travelling in the two southbound vehicles."
Jackson Traffic Safety Unit officers Brad Reider, Jeffrey Henba and Edward Travisano and Sgt. George Vidalis and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office detectives Brad Frank and Brant Uricks are investigating, Laskiewicz said. Witnesses are asked to call Reider at 732-928-1111 or Frank at 732-929-2027.