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Sep 08, 2021

Car Accident in Brick Puts Three in the Hospital

On Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 pm, Brick Police Department officers Brian Gordon and Chris Newlund responded to the intersection of Drum Point Road and Mandalay Road for a motor vehicle crash.

Vehicle 1, a white F-150, was traveling west on Drum Point Road at a high rate of speed. Vehicle 2, a gray Infinity M35, was making a left onto Mandalay Road from Drum Point Road. Vehicle 1 struck the rear passenger side of Vehicle 2, causing Vehicle 2 to spin and collide with a parked, unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot of Bayside Auto.

After colliding with Vehicle 2, the white F-150 continued westbound on Drum Point Road, crashing into several street signs and a utility pole. The force of impact on the pole cut it in half, downing the attached power lines.

Brick Fire Departments 21 and 22 responded to assist with safety as JCP&L responded to repair the utility pole and lines. Traffic Safety Officer Dan Fogarty and ID Detective Brian Williams responded to investigate the crash.

The driver of Vehicle 1, Tyler Pratt, was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for drunk driving. He was transported to Ocean Medical Center for injuries to his face.

The occupants of Vehicle 2, Lynnea Prunkl and Fay Novoshelski, were also transported to Ocean Medical Center for injuries described as pain to their chest, neck and along the right side of their bodies.

Investigation is ongoing by Traffic Safety Officer Dan Fogarty of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information pertaining to the crash is asked to contact Fogarty at 732-262-1141.