Several Critical Injuries After Late Night Crash

Route 33 closed for several hours for investigation

An accident at the intersection of Route 33 and Colts Neck Road left several people with critical injuries, including a 7-month-old child, on Friday night.

Sgt. Joseph Markulic of the reported that at  approximately 11:09 p.m. Desiree Moore, 36, of Farmingdale failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection while driving north on Colts Neck Road. As a result Moore was struck by James Tachney, 66, of Neptune who was driving east on Route 33.

Markulic said both cars then went into the westbound traffic, striking a car driven by Barbara Sekelsky, 50, of Freehold. Moore's car also hit Edward Navarro, who was standing on the northeast corner of the intersection while riding his bicycle.

Moore had two passengers in the car with her at the time of the crash, the 7-month-old and a 15-year-old girl. The three were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where the younger child is currently listed in critical condition. Moore and the teen were treated and released, Markulic said.

Sekelsky is also listed in critical condition. Tachney and his wife, Patricia, were treated for minor injuries. Navarro reportedly suffered only minor injuries and refused treatment.

Markulic said the accident is still under investigation and that alcohol is "not being ruled out." There were no summonses issued as of Saturday afternoon.

Several agencies responded to the crash, including the Adelphia Fire Department, MONOC, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the New Jersey State Police and the Monmouth County Serious Crash Team.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Sgt. Markulic at 732-938-4575 ext. 2831.

nascarfan June 16, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Innocent peple are injured, some critically, their vehicles are wrecked, and they're facing a plethora of inconveniences, all because the moron that caused the accident either allowed herself to become distracted, or just wasn't paying attention and driving in la la land in the first place. It really makes my blood boil that I have to share the roads with people like her, and there are plenty of them on the roads all of the time.
oneofthesedays June 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM
So very very true.
JosephGhabourLaw June 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM
My deepest condolences go out to those inured, and best wishes to the family members and friends of those injured in these tough times . Inattentive drivers are the biggest threat we seem to be seeing on these once rural roads. However, suspect #2 is bad road design. This is a STOP -- along a 55 mph state highway. I don't remember seeing any warnings for clueless drivers on Colts Neck Road that a stop is ahead. This road clearly needs a light, but for now something like this would help: http://www.elteccorp.com/24hour.php


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