On April 1, 2016 at 2:30 a.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a head on motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 9 and Great Creek Rd.
According to Police the collision occurred when Cornelius C. Coyle, 71, of Galloway, was traveling southbound on Route 9 in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, when a 2014 Kia Soul, traveling northbound on Route 9, operated by Robert L. Parker 3rd ,22 of West Creek, NJ, crossed over the center line and struck Coyle’s vehicle head on.
Both northbound and southbound lanes of Route 9 (S. New York Rd.) were closed for approximately two hours due to the collision.
Upon arrival Parker’s vehicle was overturned. Parker and Coyle were both seat belted at the time of the accident.
Both drivers had to be extricated from the vehicles by Oceanville and Bayview Fire Departments and transported to Atlantic Regional Medical Center, City Division, for their injuries.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Ofc. R. Gorneau at (609)652-3705 ext 095 or leave a message on the Traffic Hotline at (609)652-3705 ext 466