Police were seen directing traffic at the intersection of Church Street and South Atlantic Avenue in Aberdeen after a two-car accident at 9:14 Thursday morning.
During the accident, a red sedan jumped the curb in front of a South Atlantic home, crossed the front lawn, and crashed into a tree. The driver had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Aberdeen Township Fire Department. The Matawan First Aid Squad helped remove the driver from his vehicle on a back board, placed him in an ambulance and brought him to an area hospital.
The driver of the other car involved, a silver hatchback, was also brought to an area hospital by South Aberdeen EMS.
Rachel Gumbs, of 601 South Atlantic Avenue, was gardening in a flower patch on her front lawn near the intersection just moments before the red sedan came careening across her property.
"She stopped by and we went in the house," said Gumbs, referring to childhood friend Irene Jones who came over for the first time in several years. "As soon as we went inside and sat down, BOOM."
"If she hadn't of come over..." Gumbs said, trailing off and walking toward the tire tracks on her front lawn. "I was right there gardening in the flowers."
No information regarding the identity or condition of both drivers or what caused the accident was available.
Aberdeen Township Police, Aberdeen Township Fire Department, South Aberdeen EMS, and the Matawan First Aid Squad all responded to the scene.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.