MARLBORO – An accident on Route 9 south sent three people to the hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 10.
Marlboro police said that at 12:32 a.m., officers responded to Route 9 in Marlboro near the Manalapan border for a reported motor vehicle crash.
The officers determined that a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta being operated by Kenneth Madge Jr., 28, of Freehold Township, was traveling south on Route 9 when it was struck by a silver 2005 Toyota Highlander that was heading north in the southbound lanes of the state highway, according to police.
Police identified the driver of the Toyota as Sergey Yelizarov, 23, of Manalapan.
As a result of the collision between the Volkswagen and the Toyota in the southbound lanes of Route 9, debris was thrown into the northbound lanes, causing damage to a 2010 Hyundai Genesis, according to police.
Madge was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, by the Marlboro First Aid Squad with what police described as non-life threatening injuries.
Yelizarov had to be extricated from his vehicle due to the severity of the damage to his vehicle. He was transported to CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, by the Marlboro First Aid Squad with what police described as non-life threatening injuries.
A female passenger in Yelizarov’s vehicle was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, by the Morganville First Aid Squad with what police described as non-life threatening injuries.
No additional information about the patients was available.
Route 9 south was closed to traffic at the Union Hill Road overpass from 12:32 a.m. until 6 a.m. while the collision was being investigated. Police said charges are pending the completion of the investigation by Cpl. Kenneth Marrone of the Traffic and Safety Bureau.
The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company of Marlboro, the Marlboro First Aid Squad, the Morganville First Aid Squad, MONOC paramedics, the Manalapan Police Department and the New Jersey State Department of Transportation responded to the scene of the collision.