A multi-vehicle crash on Fischer Boulevard in Toms River sent three to an area hospital Thursday afternoon, police said in a release.
Traffic Safety Officer Brian Doyle responded to the crash on Fischer Boulevard near Monty Road at 3:22 p.m., according to Ralph Stocco, a spokesman for the Toms River Police Department.
As Allen Mullen, 76, of Longpoint Drive in Toms River turned left from a shopping plaza at 1001 Fischer Boulevard in his 2009 Ford F-150, he collided with a 2003 BMW driven by Elysa Caldwell, 25, of Sleepy Hollow Road in Toms River, and also occupied by her two siblings, ages 16 and 14, Stocco said.
The impact then forced Caldwell’s vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic and strike a 1999 Ford Taurus, driven by Thomas Sharkey, 45, of Wilson Avenue in Toms River, head-on, Stocco said.
Caldwell and her two siblings all suffered significant injuries and were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Stocco said. The 16-year-old was flown by New Jersey State Police medevac helicopter, while the other two were taken by ambulance.
Mullen was issued a traffic summons for careless driving, Stocco said.