Car Drives Off Parkway, Crashes Into Another on Middletown-Lincroft Road

Both drivers were taken to the hospital.

A car traveling in the Garden State Parkway southbound expresss lanes near mile marker 112 in Middletown went off the roadway, down an embankment, and crashed into a vehicle traveling along Middletown-Lincroft Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

State Police Sgt. Philip Stolfa said that the driver who left the Parkway was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with severe neck pain. The helicopter flew from the fields at Middletown South High School. 

"He is possibly going to be charged with DWI," said Stolfa, who said police suspected the driver was under the influence due to his behavior, and what they found in the car. The officer said the driver's blood would be tested in the hospital.  

The driver on Middletown-Lincroft Road was also taken to Jersey Shore with minor injuries. 

Responding to the scene of the accident were Police, First Aid and rescue squads from Lincroft, as well as Leonardo, Middletown and Fairview squads. Also, Lincroft Fire Co. was dispatched for the extrication and River Plaza Fire Co. covered the medical evacuation landing zone. 

Coley January 12, 2013 at 03:30 AM
People make mistakes. And no, he was not drinking. You don’t even know the whole story. This person could have narcolepsy for all you know or another condition. Let’s thank God that everyone is alive, and stop this "let's put him in a cage." nonsense. Have you ever done anything that you regretted in your lifetime? You must be so perfect to make slandering comments about a situation and a person and that you don't even know. I have a PhD in Education, and I know just as the rest of the posts are respectfully honest, and I respect their opinion, but unless you know the facts, then keep your mouth quiet. What if it was you that made this mistake, or your child, or wife did, would you consider them animals as well? Think before you speak and write disgraceful comments on the message board. I can accept the posts of the previous author's, but your post is simply reprehensible. Have a heart and think about both sides. The driver who remains in the hospital with multiple injures, and the one that was hit has now been released. This person is currently having excruciating pin and internal turmoil over this out of character event that took pace. Don’t spew your hatred here. Have an educated conversation for once.
rbresident January 12, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Well when the police say to the news "he may possibly be charged with DWI" that usually leads the general public to believe he was drinking and driving. When the blood test comes back we will all find out the truth. And if it is DWI, then yes. He should be punished to the full extent.
LGA January 12, 2013 at 09:50 PM
narcolepsy - Really? Human error, talking on the phone, a sneeze even, but I highly doubt narcolepsy.
Joe Schmo January 13, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Anonymous source. No alcohol was in his system as he does not drink, not even a few after work on Friday. He is a very hard worker who travels to manhattan every morning at 4 am to to heavy foundation construction and doesn't get home til 6:30pm. There was a lapse of judgement between this beaten down individual and his abilility to stay awake. Yes , poor judgement, and his heart and prayers go out to the person who crashed into him. He WILL make huge adjustments in his lifestyle that do not include alcohol, as he does not drink. Get the reports to see for yourself. He is NOT an animal, just made a TERRIBLE mistake that will never happen again. You are all entitled to your opinion, as am I .
Suzy Zibutis January 14, 2013 at 07:32 AM
Why always blame 'the person who supplied them with liquor?' These people are SUPPOSED to be ADULTS and should know when they had too much....They shouldn't have to have a baby sitter..... I know I'm going to get a lot of backlash on this - but think about it - You are the only one responsible for what you choose to do - not the sales clerk, bartender or whom ever - IT'S YOU......People have to stop blaming bars, liquor stores and restaurants....


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