BY BILL DEMAREST
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – A young man from Stony Point was seriously injured on Tuesday morning in a crash that took place as he and three other friends were on their way to Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, N.J., according to police.
The Stony Point man, 18, was thrown from a car that was struck by another car driven by a 21-year-old Matawan, N.J., woman. Old Bridge police said the 17-year-old driver of the car coming from Stony Point was unfamiliar with the area and went through a stop sign in Old Bridge, leading to the crash.
The Stony Point driver, police said, was issued a ticket for careless driving.
The crash put the car with the four Stony Point residents – three males and a female – into a spin. The rear window, police said, was knocked out and the 18-year-old was thrown from the wreck. He was taken by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment of head injuries.
Police said it appears the injured man was not wearing a seat belt.
The accident is under investigation. Police believe that the four Stony Point residents were going through Old Bridge because they were following directions from a GPS unit.