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UPDATE: Accident Closes Section of Route 34 in Aberdeen Tuesday Night

As of 11:45 p.m., the road remained closed as the vehicles were towed.

A section of Route 34 in Aberdeen Township was closed shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday due to a car accident at the entrance of near the .

According to Lt. Joseph Cole, a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Mark Norman, 53, of Aberdeen was attempting to make a left turn into the shopping center. While turning, Norman's Jeep was hit by a 2007 Subaru Legacy, driven by Wen Jiang, 23, of Colts Neck, traveling northbound on Route 34. Jiang had a passenger, Kemi Lin, 23, also of Colts Neck.

The collision cause both vehicles to overturn.

Aberdeen Township Hose and Chemical Company No. 1, South Aberdeen
First Aid and Rescue Squad, and Matawan Borough First Aid Squad all responded to the scene. Norman, Jiang, and Lin were all able to remove themselves from their vehicles, Cole said.

The strip of Route 34 between Lloyd Road and Cambridge Drive remained closed until shortly after 11:45 p.m., when a tow truck removed both vehicles from the scene

Jiang and Lin were transported to Bayshore Medical Center with unknown injuries, according to Cole. Speed and driver inattention were contributing factors to the collision, Cole said, however the accident investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact P.O. Brian Alberti at 732-566-2054.

JosephGhabourLaw August 01, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Sadly, we see here how a curb slows vehicle that has lost control on a roadway. Again, the value of sidewalks in safety is illustrated, never mind the fact that offroad, separate, bicycle-pedestrian paths can increase property values by up to $8,800. http://128.175.63.72/projects/DOCUMENTS/bikepathfinal.pdf

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