An 80-year-old Toms River woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday in Brick, police said.
According to Sgt. Henry Drew, Tecla Angotti was driving her 1997 Nissan Sentra on Brick Boulevard and, as she was approaching the intersection with Yorktown Boulevard, continued to drive straight even though she had moved into a right-turn-only lane.
Angotti’s vehicle eventually veered off toward the roadway's edge and left the road, hitting a traffic signal post located at the southwest corner of the intersection before coming to a final rest, Drew said. The accident occurred around 2:33 p.m.
As a result of the crash, Angotti suffered multiple fractures to her arm, leg, ribs, and ankle along with possible internal injuries, Drew said. Brick Police EMS transported her to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
Traffic was diverted around the crash scene for approximately one hour during the on scene investigation, Drew said. The crash investigation is being conducted by Ptl. Jay Lampiasi and Ptl. Tara Schinder of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit.