Nine People Injured in Six-Car New Jersey Accident

Posted on Jul 10, 2011

Nine people were sent to the hospital after a six-car crash in Brick Township on Saturday June 11, 2011. The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 70 and Van Zile Road shortly after 6:30 p.m.

According to police, John Pflug of Lakewood was driving west on Route 70 when he suffered a medical emergency. His wife was in the passenger's seat and tried to gain control of the vehicle, but was unable to do so before the car struck the median divider and rear-ended a Nissan Sentra.

After hitting the Sentra, the Pflugs' car allegedly continued to accelerate and hit a Mercury Marquis and a Nissan Maxima before spinning in reverse and hitting a Ford Explorer and one other vehicle.

Mr. and Mrs. Pflug were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with serious injuries, as were Nancy Hoffman and Rosalie Honan who were in the Nissan Sentra. Everyone else involved in the crash was taken to Ocean Medical Center in Brick with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation began with a road closure lasting about five hours and is ongoing.

We extend our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to everyone injured in this New Jersey car crash.

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