By Christopher Sheldon
Two people were hospitalized following a three-car crash at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 36 in Eatontown on Sept. 9.
Eatontown Police Det. Lawrence Tyler said two vehicles were attempting to make a left turn from Highway 35 southbound onto Highway 36 Eastbound with the green arrow when a third vehicle traveling north on Highway 35 entered the intersection and hit the first vehicle making the left turn and then careened off of that vehicle and hit the second vehicle.
The driver of the third vehicle, Margaret Lucas, 66, of Eatontown, was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for a head injury, Tyler said.
The passenger in the second vehicle to be struck, Joan Ogden, 82, of Ocean Grove, was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center after complaining of chest pains.
The driver of the first vehicle to be struck, Dulce Heinrich, 31, of Long Branch, complained of shoulder pain but refused medical treatment at the scene.
Tyler said Lucas was issued a summons for careless driving.
The Eatontown First Aid Squad, along with Action Ambulance and MONOC Paramedics responded to the scene to help the victims and investigate the cause of the crash, which caused traffic delays in and around the area.
Tyler said the crash is being investigated by P.O Ryan Braswell. and that anyone who may have witnessed the accident should contact him at 732-542-0100.