Monmouth County woman critical after Toms River, NJ motor vehicle crash
A Monmouth County woman remains in critical condition following a frightening collision in Toms River on Tuesday morning.
Toms River Police said that 37-year old Anna Zybura of Keansburg was heading north along Garfield Avenue and drove through the stop sign and was then struck by a township garbage truck which was head west on Windsor Avenue.
Police were called to the scene around 7:50 am.
Zybura suffered significant head trauma and other injuries in the crash and needed to be airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for evaluation and treatment.
Police said that they don't believe Zybura was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Toms River Township garbage truck was not injured from the collision.
Toms River Police said that this accident remains under investigation by the Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater.
Two years ago, in June of 2019, a Toms River man rolled through a stop sign on Garfield Avenue in Toms River and ended up causing a three car collision as a result.
There were multiple injuries including to a 6-year old passenger in another vehicle.
A similar car accident occurred in Manchester Township back in November of this year when the driver of a Dodge Dakota was turning left onto Route 530 from South Columbus Boulevard when he hit a GMC Sierra, who was also hauling a trailer and boat, and both of those vehicles ended up shifting across the road as a result of the initial collision and striking another vehicle.
Manchester Police said that in this crash, ignoring the stop sign and failing to yield the right of way are the main reasons why this collision occurred.