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.