Update from HPD – Accident on 10/13/21

Update from HPD – Accident on 10/13/21

Please see the update from the Highlands PD regarding the accident yesterday afternoon at Waterwitch Avenue and Shore Drive.

Statement from HPD:

On 10/13/2021 at 4:45 PM units were dispatched to the intersection of Waterwitch Avenue and Shore Drive for a collision between a juvenile on a skateboard and a motor vehicle. Officers arrived on scene within one minute of being dispatched and began administering first aid.

Preliminary investigation shows a juvenile on a skateboard traveling down Waterwitch Avenue hill, impacted the passenger side of a Ford truck, which was traveling south on Shore Drive through the intersection of Waterwitch Avenue. The operator of the pick up truck remained on scene and has been cooperating fully with the investigation. There were multiple witnesses to the collision who are being interviewed.

The juvenile sustained serious injuries and was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The incident is being investigated with the assistance of the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office Accident Reconstruction Team.

Please remember that we live in a small community. Speculation on social media as to what happened in a serious incident without any actual information can be damaging to the families dealing with an already traumatic situation.

Anyone who may have information about this incident please contact Detective Sgt. Matthew Chesek at 732 872 1158.