Three injured in two Toms River crashes
Two men on an all-terrain vehicle and a motorcyclist in Toms River are recovering from injuries resulting from crashes that occurred within an hour in the township Wednesday afternoon.
The incidents slowed rush-hour traffic to a crawl on the east and west ends of town.
Marc Cappuccino, 20, was astride the 2000 Yamaha Quad that Robert Tomasello, 24, of South Carolina, piloted across Route 37 at Northampton Boulevard about 4:30 PM.
Police said that Tomasello ignored a red light and drove into the path of a car driven by Susan Mazella, 68, of Matawan, as she turned onto the highway from southbound Northampton.
Cappuccino was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Tomasello was treated at Community Medical Center in Toms River.
Police cited him for traveling through a red signal and driving with a revoked license. Traffic Officer Robert Westfall headed the investigation.
An hour earlier, Michael Fobian, 54, of Toms River, was headed south on Fischer Boulevard on a 2005 Harley Davidson.
At the intersection of Wake Forest Drive, James Mottola, 73, also of the township, steered a 2002 Cadillac Escalade out of a parking lot, in front of the Harley, police said.
Fobian was taken to Community Medical Center. Traffic Officer Mark Nater is handling the investigation. Police haven't indicated whether charges would ensue.