Driver struck car, knocked down pole after running light on Route 37 in Toms River

     (Photo courtesy of Erik Weber/Riverside Signal)

    (Photo courtesy of Erik Weber/Riverside Signal)

    A 34-year-old Lakewood man is facing motor vehicle charges after a crash on Route 37 in Toms River yesterday evening.

    Police say that Adan Garcia-Ramirez, 34, of Lakewood was traveling east on the highway when he ran a red light at the Fischer Boulevard intersection. 

    At that point, Garcia-Ramirez struck a vehicle driven by Arlene Sauer, 72, of Whiting, who was in the intersection heading north on Fischer Boulevard, according to a police accident report. 

    The man’s car then veered off to the left, striking a traffic signal stanchion in the median. Both vehicles suffered substantial damage.

    Garcia-Ramirez and Sauer both suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. 

    According to the police, Garcia-Ramirez was issued tickets for being an unlicensed driver and failure to observe a signal. 

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