Multi-Generational Car Accident at Nautilus Drive in Manahawkin

Mar 06, 2019

On Saturday, March 2, around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Route 72 and Nautilus Drive in Manahawkin, two Kias collided, one driven by a 75-year-old, the other with a 19-year-old behind the wheel.

Stafford Police Ptl. Brian Fenlon responded and determined Mary Yeckley, 75, in her 2003 Kia sedan, with one passenger, was turning left onto Nautilus from eastbound 72 when she collided with Michael Elassar, 19, who was heading westbound on 72 in his 2015 four-door Kia.

Both cars sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene; Yeckley and Elassar both sustained minor injuries from the impact and were transported a few hundred feet away to Southern Ocean Medical Center. Yeckley’s passenger also went to the hospital.

Yeckley was issued a ticket for careless driving. —V.F.

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