The Chief says the driver, a Hispanic male who was released from the hospital, was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Bail was set at $1,000 and he is being detained by ICE, who could extradite him, the Chief said.
Traffic & Safety Officer Erik Menck says the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver in question was traveling northbound and the 15 passenger was turning left onto Oberlin Avenue, when they collided.
There was a total of 15 patients, Menck says, some with serious injuries. One patient was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center, and three other patients initially transported to Brick and KMC, were later transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center as well.
The crash is still under investigation. TLS.