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Toms River Woman, 80, Injured in Brick Car Crash

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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.

Mac May 13, 2014 at 07:43 PM
@suz - huh?
MSL May 13, 2014 at 08:08 PM
I drove by the accident yesterday, it looked like the car hit a tree. That's one strong traffic light post or something happened and she didn't brake with the amount of damage to the car. Hopefully she'll be ok.
suz May 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Mac...I guess I cut too much to the point on my last comment! I am just not so sure that retesting after a certain age is the answer/solution. Some might fail those tests but be perfectly capable to drive. Then on the other hand, others may ace the test but be terrible drivers. In other words, there are those who can get thru testing with their eyes closed and some who just freeze when tests are presented. I think it may open a can of worms! I probably shouldn't comment at all if I really don't have an answer or solution.
Allanopolis May 14, 2014 at 12:55 AM
People use that lane to avoid bottleneck traffic leading up to that intersection. This is what happens when you ignore traffic lanes.
Jane Doh May 21, 2014 at 01:57 AM
I'll take my chances driving with seniors any day...they are slower drivers. Teens are driving too fast and lack experience.

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