Two Brick Residents Hospitalized after Saturday Crash
Driver and passenger remain in critical condition after striking utility pole, parked car
Two men from Brick are currently listed in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center after a motor vehicle accident which took place just before 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, on Cherry Quay Road.
23 year-old Waleed Emara of Brick was driving a 2009 Infiniti G37, accompanied by his passenger, 21 year-old Steven Wilson, also of Brick. Emara was driving north on Cherry Quay Road, about a quarter-mile from Drum Point Road, according to the Brick Township Police Department.
At that time, police say that after Emara navigated a curve in the road, he subsequently lost control of the vehicle and began continuing northbound in the southbound lane of travel. Emara then struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the roadway, which caused his vehicle to overturn and eventually also hit a parked car at 304 Cherry Quay Road.
Brick Police described that at the time the men hit the parked car, both were thrown approximately 25 feet from their own vehicle. According to witnesses interviewed by authorities, they observed Emara's car passing them and traveling at a high rate of speed just before the crash.
Multiple officers and EMS personnel arrived on scene, and stabilized both Emara and Wilson. The pair were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where they are listed in critical condition, according to Brick Police. Electrical wires were down in the vicinity of the crash area where Emara initially hit the utility pole, and that section of Cherry Quay Road remains closed at this time.
Sgt. David Bedrosian and Ptl. Jay Lampiasi from the Brick Township Police Department's Traffic Safety Division are investigating the accident.