PHOTOS: Five people, including two children were injured in a head-on collision this evening, police say.
The crash occurred around 8:45 PM at the intersection of River Avenue and Spruce Street, when a driver allegedly under the influence of drugs veered into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle carrying a family of four. The occupants of both vehicles were injured.
Hatzolah, Lakewood EMS, Lakewood First Aid and MONOC Paramedics responded to the scene with multiple ambulances.
Four of the injured were transported to nearby Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and the other was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, officials say. At least one of the injuries were reported to be serious.
Lakewood’s Traffic & Safety division, as well as CSI are investigating the crash.
River Avenue is shut in both directions between Prospect Street Street and Cedar Street for the investigation.
This story was initially reported on our news alerts (@lakewoodscoop)