Princeton Ave. Accident Results in Injury to Brick Man
Summons issued by police following accident Monday
A two-vehicle accident on Princeton Avenue sent one Brick man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police say Louis A. Ruggieri, 41, was driving his 1974 Chevrolet Corvette westbound on Princeton Avenue just after 4 p.m. Monday when a second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Avo Pruul, 76, of Brick, turned onto Princeton from 4th Street.
Pruul was attempting to make a left turn into the eastbound lanes of Princeton Ave., according to Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian. Ruggieri tried to stop the Corvette before the impact, leaving about 40 feet of tire marks on the road, Bedrosian said.
Ruggieri suffered head trauma and loss of consciousness in the crash, Bedrosian said. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he remains in stable condition.
Pruul was not injured in the crash.
Pruul was issued a summons for failure to stop or yield, and Ptl. Ron Braen is continuing to conduct the investigation into the accident.
Braen, along with officers John Boronkas and Anthony Zurica responded to the scene. Brick Police EMS, MONOC paramedics and the Laurelton Fire Company also responded, Bedrosian said.