Pedestrian Airlifted After Being Struck on Drum Point Road
Toms River man struck while crossing Cherry Quay Road intersection
A Toms River man was injured after being hit by a car while walking along Drum Point Road Sunday night.
Brick Police Ptl. Scott Dierking said Durrell L. Warford, 30, was attempting to cross Cherry Quay Road while walking east on Drum Point Road when he was struck by a 2003 Ford Focus being driven by Casey F. Russo, 18, of Brick.
The accident occurred at 10:58 p.m. Sunday.
Dierking said in a prepared statement that Warford was in the crosswalk on the south side of the intersection when he was struck by Russo, who was attempting to make a left turn from the westbound lane of Drum Point onto the southbound lane of Cherry Quay.
The impact of the accident sent Warford into the northbound lane of Cherry Quay. The car came to rest on the shoulder of Cherry Quay.
Warford was taken by state police medevac helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment of head trauma and possible internal injuries.
Brick Police Ptl. Miller and Ptl. Lardieri were first arriving units on the scene. Brick Volunteer EMS and MONOC paramedics also responded, along with members of the Breton Woods and Pioneer Hose fire companies.
Ptl. Jay Lampiasi and Dierking of the police department's Traffic Safety Unit are investigating the crash. Detective Waldhelm of the Brick Township Police ID Unit responded to photograph the scene.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.