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One Dead in Route 34 Head-On Collision in Marlboro, at Holmdel Border

Another patient is in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Police have confirmed that a head-on collision on Route 34 resulted in one fatality Wednesday night. The accident happened near Reids Hill Road, in Marlboro Township. 

Marlboro and Holmdel Police closed the roadway going both directions in the area, and detours were set up by the Department of Transportation to divert traffic away from the scene of the crash. The road was opened at 1:45 a.m.

Marlboro Police Captain Steve Mennona said another patient was taken by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick in critical condition. 

An observer at the scene said the cars involved were a Honda Accord and a Buick LeSabre. 

Responding to the scene was Marlboro Police and First Aid, Morganville Independent Fire Company Station 3, The Holmdel Police Department, Holmdel First Aid, Holmdel Fire Company #1, and Holmdel Fire and Rescue Co. #2.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police have not released the identities or ages of those involved in the crash. 

DC September 13, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I live down the road and heard the sirens about an hour ago. I just went to take a ride to get gas and there must have been at least 10 or so emergency vehicles that I could see on the Holmdel side of the hill that the accident occurred on. After looping around through Pleasant Valley to the other side there were even more police and first responders. So far I haven't heard the medevac come in, usually they land not too far from here. That stretch of 34 is very dangerous. You have two lanes heading south and one north over a blind hill. The speed limit is 50mph. Perhaps this accident will cause someone to consider dropping the speed limit for the 1/2 mile or so where 34 runs through Marlboro.
Kerrianne September 13, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I heard the sirens too...this is my neighborhood with many friends and clients. I pray everyone is safe. I don't like this at all.
Abraam Rezkalla September 13, 2012 at 03:53 AM
My spiritual brother was involved in te accident. I am at the hospital now. Apparently it was a head on collision. My brother only suffered a knee injury however the other victim ahead passed from the accident. Please remember us in your prayers and pray for the reposed soul.
Kaitlyn Anness September 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Abraam, thank you so much for the update. I hope everything turns out okay for you all, please keep us updated.
JosephGhabourLaw September 13, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Our best wishes and prayers go out to those injured, and our condolences to those who've lost a loved one. Unfortunately, a "blind hill" is road a design problem. This is a serious NJ issue. With the most municipalities per capital (more municipalities than California), the way intersections are treated varies from town to town. This increases confusion and causes accidents. Here it sounds as if a center barrier is the real fix, even if just on that stretch of hill. NJ municipal/county roads/streets officials would be wise to follow and use the guides from The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials when updating/fixing roads/streets. Their guides are available here: https://bookstore.transportation.org/category_item.aspx?id=DS&gclid=CPqqrunroLECFYFo4Aod2n-UYw
Just Michelle September 13, 2012 at 02:04 PM
i lost my little brother in this accident last night and i just want to know what happened.
Cee Cee September 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The other victim was my cousin....please continue your prayers our family is rocked by this
Chelsea Naso (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
This story has been updated and additional information is available at the following link: http://patch.com/A-xJHL
Dalia September 13, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Hi Cee Cee, I am so so sorry to hear about your cousin, Our church is praying for him, Please if it's okay with the family, can you please let us know if any prayer services, and where the funeral will be held. Thank you Dalia
Clease September 13, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Lost a real good friend in this crash!! R.I.P. Twice!!
Clease September 13, 2012 at 06:18 PM
He was a real good dude!! I will really miss Cudie!!
Christopher September 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Rest in peace Mike
Dan September 13, 2012 at 07:40 PM
RIP Mike. Always in our hearts forever and always. I drive by this scence everyday going to work and passed it last night on my way home. Didnt know until moments ago i was detoured around the death of my friend. Something needs to be done with that stretch of road. Too dangerous
Jeff Mount September 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM
People are passing way to young im sick of it - Rest in peace Mike aka Twice
Jersey Native September 14, 2012 at 01:39 AM
First of all, there is a light at this intersection. Second of all...a serious NJ issue? What are you talking about?! No other state has what you call a "blind hill" road with a light? Stop using posts like this to try to put your name out there. Pathetic, sick, disgraceful!
JosephGhabourLaw September 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM
The lack of "lane ends" signs, and any signage warning about this blind spot was noted by a staffer of mine on day one. That said, if I'm commenting on how to make roads safer and reduce accidents, based upon Jersey Native's supposed economic motives, I'm costing myself business. http://safety.transportation.org/htmlguides/sgn_int/description_of_strat.htm Discusses ways to handle this issue. As is, the horrible condition of the road pavement has drivers weaving all over the road, and several driveways on the north side exist.There is no flashing light, no warning sign, no visual narrowing - simply the same road that was there in the 1950's - when most cars couldn't accelerate up a hill, on bad road, and reliably stay under driver control. Roads, sadly for all of out there, in NJ frequently aren't looked at in context of problem and solution. This is a dangerous intersection, on a state highway, that needs to be examined by experienced transportation officials.
Chetta September 25, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Rest in Paradise Twizzy... I Love and Miss u Brother..

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