OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An elderly woman was injured in an accident with a county street sweeper on Mathis Bridge in Toms River on Monday morning.
According to local news, the 89-year-old woman driving from the main lane to Pelican Island in the left lane. She switched into the center lane and sideswiped a street sweeter at about 11 a.m.
The woman was not wearing her seatbelt and ended up pinned between her seat and the dashboard. Medics transported her via ambulance to a place where a medevac helicopter could land. Then she was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Hospital.
The driver of the street sweeper was also injured and taken to a Toms River hospital.
An investigation is underway.
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