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UPDATE: Three-Car Accident in Colts Neck Sends Marlboro Man To Hospital

One patient was transported to Jersey Shore Medical by ambulance.

An early morning accident involving three cars on Rt. 34 in Colts Neck closed both lanes for at least two hours on Monday.

Sgt. Kevin Walsh said Richard Santora, 21 of Marlboro was extricated from the car by police and fire, with injuries to lower extremities. The patient was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore medical.

Walsh said a van driven by Dilipkuma Patel, 42, of Edison was attempting to make a left from Rt. 34 Southbound onto Willow Brook Road when he was struck by Santora.

The impact caused the van to spin into the road, where it was struck again by a northbound car driven by Howell resident Kenneth McGrory, 68.

 are continuing their investigation into the accident.

JosephGhabourLaw July 30, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Our best wishes go out to the families of those injured this accident. Clearly our busy roads pose a hazard for residents and drivers alike. Our staffers who travel Route 34 regularly comment about reckless drivers and people texting while driving.
debra July 30, 2012 at 07:47 PM
i travel that way 5 days a week rt34 matawan all the way to farmingdale and my god let me tell you people think that rt 34 is their race track. There is this one guy almost everyday in the morning heading south right on my rear all the way and im doing the speed limit. I came upon this accident just minutes before it happened. very strang because i stopped for coffe on my way to work and i never stop for coffee so i was a little late getting on 34 this morning,

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