A Brick woman injured herself and was charged after allegedly hitting a car, a street sign and two small trees
Nicole D. Reed, 39, Brick, is charged with careless driving, driving on the revoked list and leaving the scene of an accident, said Captain Richard Larsen.
Reed was injured and unconscious when she was examined by the Point Boro First Aid Squad just after she hit the trees, Larsen said.
The squad transported Reed to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, where blood was taken from Reed. Police are awaiting toxicological results on the blood test, Larsen said.
Reed had been driving a 2005 Ford Taurus east on Herbertsville Road at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday night when she entered the oncoming lane, hit a westbound car and fled the scene, Larsen said.
The driver of the other car, a 40-year-old Brick woman, was not injured. Her car was damaged, but she was able to drive from the scene. First she stopped to call police to report that another driver, who police later identified as Reed, had hit her and that Reed kept driving, Larsen said.
After hitting the other car, Reed traveled a few blocks, struck a street sign and then two small trees near a house near Claridge and Herbertsville, Larsen said.
The Point Boro First Aid Squad and Point Boro Fire Department worked together using a Jaws of Life device to extricate Reed from her car.
Police are still investigating and may file additional charges, he said.