A car traveling in the Garden State Parkway southbound expresss lanes near mile marker 112 in Middletown went off the roadway, down an embankment, and crashed into a vehicle traveling along Middletown-Lincroft Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
State Police Sgt. Philip Stolfa said that the driver who left the Parkway was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with severe neck pain. The helicopter flew from the fields at Middletown South High School.
"He is possibly going to be charged with DWI," said Stolfa, who said police suspected the driver was under the influence due to his behavior, and what they found in the car. The officer said the driver's blood would be tested in the hospital.
The driver on Middletown-Lincroft Road was also taken to Jersey Shore with minor injuries.
Responding to the scene of the accident were Police, First Aid and rescue squads from Lincroft, as well as Leonardo, Middletown and Fairview squads. Also, Lincroft Fire Co. was dispatched for the extrication and River Plaza Fire Co. covered the medical evacuation landing zone.