Barnegat Woman Extricated From Vehicle After Car Hits Pole

Oct 23, 2017

The Barnegat Township Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that injured a local woman Monday afternoon. Police Lt. Jeff Ryan said that shortly after 2, a 2008 Cadillac CTS operated by Joyce Valente, 86, of Barnegat was westbound on Route 554 (West Bay Avenue) just west of the Heritage Point South development when it left its lane of travel and struck a telephone pole belonging to Atlantic City Electric.

Ryan said the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service extinguished the fire, and the Barnegat Volunteer Fire Co. extricated the driver from the vehicle.

Valente was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City by MONOC medevac helicopter. Route 554 was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the crash scene was processed. —E.E.

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