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Car Crashes Into Tree Off Swartzel Drive in Middletown Thursday Night

The driver was extricated from the car and taken to a trauma center by helicopter.

A car hit a tree Thursday night near Swartzel Drive, off Tindall Road Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. The driver was the only occupant of the car, said Middletown First Aid & Rescue squad spokesman Bob Pfleger. 

The driver, a woman who was not identified, had to be extricated from the car by Middletown Township First Aid & Rescue Squad and Fairview First Aid Squad of Middletown, assisted by Belford Engine Fire Company and Belford Independent Fire Company. MONOC paramedics also responded.

The extent of her injuries was not known, said Pfleger, but they were severe enough to warrant the call for a State Police medevac NorthSTAR helicopter ride to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

The helicopter landed at Middletown High School North around midnight.

The accident occurred in the backyard of 30 Swartzel, next to the creek. 

WJM February 02, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I heard the helo,but I thought I was dreaming....... usually the accident's occur in the afternoon over there , when the hot shots all leave the school at hundred miles an hour , revving the engines , "peeling out" , no enforcement what's so ever, ....and hey MPD, what's with all those illegally parked cars in Tindall park.. ! ? uh? Summons Cash Cow if you want it!
mr sandyhook February 02, 2013 at 10:16 PM
WJM they don't want it. Too cold to get out of patrol cars, easier to raise taxes, cut services, and pay more to public officials.
Patrick JAmes February 03, 2013 at 06:05 AM
Always blaming the cops. How about this. How about the person who WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR AT THE HIGH RATE OF SPEED..
WJM February 03, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I dont think anyone is balming the cops for the accident........ maybe you should reread the comments.. I just think the cops have a hands off attitude for the High schools.... YOU NEVER SEE A PATROL CAR when the school lets out..NEVER! and around lunch time lately , they dump the trash out the windows,,and go back to class, nether the school or MPD enforce anything...........
Patrick JAmes February 04, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Check again. Middletown police does patrol the parking lots at both high schools when the school are letting out. They enforce the new laws on the books about how many passengers are in the vehicle, speeding and any other laws they see being broken. If you don't believe me, call the traffic dept and check with the officer in charge..

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