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Toms River First Responders Save Accident Victim in Extrication

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The scene of a serious accident near Route 37, Nov. 14, 2017, (Photo: TRPD)
The scene of a serious accident near Route 37, Nov. 14, 2017, (Photo: TRPD)

Toms River firefighters had to extricate a Seaside Park man from a vehicle following a three-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday.

According to Toms River police spokesman Ralph Stocco, police, EMS and fire units responded to a three vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 37 and Coolidge Avenue at about 7:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Kim Douglas, 34 of Toms River, was traveling West on Route 37 in a 2013 Dodge Caravan when she drove into the back of another vehicle that was stopped at a red traffic signal, Stocco said. Douglas struck a 2015 Toyota Corolla driven by Michael Carlo, 32, of Seaside Park. Carlo’s vehicle was then pushed forward into a 2015 Nissan Rouge that was being operated by 32-year-old Edward Brick, from Bick Township.

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Carlo, the Seaside Park resident, needed to be extricated from his vehicle by fire rescue units as a result of the extensive damage to his car. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of head injuries, Stocco said.

The crash is still under investigation by Officer Kenneth Thomas. Toms River Fire Companies  No. 1 and  No. 2 responded along with fire units from East Dover and Island Heights. MONOC Paramedics and the Silverton Volunteer First Aid Squad treated Carlo for his injuries.

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