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3 Airlifted to Hospital After Head-On Collision

Extrication required in two-car accident on Lacey Road

Two Forked River women and one Smithville resident were airlifted to a hospital after a head-on motor vehicle collision on Lacey Road Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 4:51 p.m. police responded to a two-car accident on Lacey Road, west of Dover Road near the Bamber Lake Fire Department.

A Honda Accord and Chevrolet Cavalier were found in the westbound lane of Lacey Road and sustained significant front-end damage.

The Accord was facing east in the westbound lane and had struck the Cavalier, which was traveling in the westbound lane, head-on.

Extrication was required, Capt. David Paprota said.

The female driver of the Accord, 69, of Smithville, the female driver of the Cavalier, 24, and a female passenger of the Cavalier, 56, both of Forked River were all transported by helicopter to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

The conditions of the patients are currently unknown, although Paprota described the injuries as serious.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lacey Township Police Department as far as what caused the driver of the Accord to cross over into oncoming traffic.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, MONOC Paramedics, Lacey Township EMS, Forked River Fire Department and the Bamber Lake Fire Department responded to the scene.

Please return to Lacey Patch as more information becomes available.

J.Dubbs December 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Go !! Go as fast as you can . But give us all a brake when it's 5:30am or 11 at night and your blasting your sirens for a BS call throu Lacey there's no need for it your not that cool. As a former volunteer I can pitcher the seen I hope all recover well
Krista Callahan-Sierra December 06, 2012 at 02:25 AM
@laceygirl and Ashley. Glad to hear they are doing well. I will take that back to my squad members who were on the scene to help them. It's nice to know how your patients are doing after you transfer their care. I couldn't be happier to hear!
Skipper6126 December 07, 2012 at 04:43 PM
you surely must be the most perfect driver. most people have no common courtesy to move over for the responders in their emergency apparatus, so forget in their personal vehicles..if you had a family member in this situation, im pretty sure you would want them as fast as possible. let them do their job and dont coach them how YOU THINK it should be done..trying getting in their shoes in a situation like the one presented..
Skipper6126 December 07, 2012 at 04:53 PM
as you say that those emergency responders are wreckless and care about no one on the road, be careful what you are saying..they are going to save someone else who might be on the road in an emergency situation. you certainly wouldnt be complaining if someone in your family or even yourself was in need of the appropriate emergency service in a time of need. so before you criticze. if you are in need of a service, let them take their time without lights or sirens...but of course you wil probably complain about that too..
marie clayton January 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM
thanks everyone who helped me and my daughter .we are healing but going to take time.and to all that sent prayers and get well wishes.god bless you all.

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