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Brick Women Seriously Injured in Drum Point Rd. Accident

Driver of one vehicle was not wearing a seat belt, police say

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Two township women – one a driver and one a passenger in a separate car – suffered serious injuries in an accident at the intersection of Drum Point Road and Baywood Boulevard Tuesday night.

According to Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian, the 9:21 p.m. crash occurred when a 2012 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Jeanette M. Larussa, 30, of Brick, failed to yield the right of way as she approached the intersection of Baywood and Drum Point while traveling northwest on Baywood.

The Hyundai struck a 2007 Toyota Sequoia being driven by Steven V. Nguyen, 16, who was driving on his learner's permit, Bedrosian said. Nguyen had been traveling eastbound on Drum Point.

The Hyundai came to a stop after striking two wooden posts at the northeast corner of the intersection while the Toyota left the roadway to the right and traveled across the grass median striking a roadway sign, Bedrosian said.

Larussa was taken Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment of head and internal injuries, while Karen L. Weisneck, 44, a passenger in the Toyota, was taken to Ocean Medical Center for treatment of injuries to her neck and right ankle. Nguyen was not injured.

Traffic was diverted around the crash scene during the investigation for approximately three hours, Bedrosian said. The initial findings, he said, revealed that Larussa was not wearing her seatbelt during the crash and the severity of her injuries "appears to be a direct result of her being unrestrained at the time of the crash."

Bedrosian and Officer Scott Dierking of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation. Brick Police EMS, Brick Township Volunteer First Aid and MONOC paramedics also responded.

Any potential charges in the case are pending the final outcome of the investigation, Bedrosian said.
Amy Ward May 28, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Probably on heroin
BrickAmericanMan May 28, 2014 at 07:23 PM
cmon not everyone is on heroin lol. I do not believe seat belts always prevent injury more effectively and they create injuries of their own. Whats the stats on people being killed because of the belt? If I want to take the chance I should be allowed to not wear it...its my choice, my life. Screw the insurance companies. they steal from us every day
read bull June 02, 2014 at 12:55 PM
failed to yield the right of way IN A HURRY TO NOWHERE
KC June 04, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Gosh, it seems like every article is nothing but bad news. I wonder if it just kids pulling a prank, or an adult who doesn't like what the big boxes have done to the fabric of our town. That Pathmark Plaza should either be fixed up or demolished. I remember when it was a vibrant, busy shopping center. How bout that junk store that replaced Fashion Bug. Now that store is straight out of Newark w. The cRAP music and hoochie mama outfits. Who are they catering to? It is all depressing what changes we see are not positive changes.
Jane Doh June 09, 2014 at 09:54 PM
KC...they are catering to brick aka little Newark. Sad

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