TINTON FALLS: A 1-year-old girl who was ejected from a car during a crash on the Garden State Parkway in the borough remains in critical condition.
The 1-car accident occurred Sunday night, July 9 in the area between exit 105 and 109. The car, a Toyota Sequoia, was found overturned on the side of the road.
The car was being driven by a 42-year-old Ocean Township woman and two other women were in the car.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends of the family and explains what happened during the accident.
"While driving on the parkway, a deer jumped out in front of their car," a post on the GoFundMe page states. "(The driver) swerved to avoid the deer causing the car to flip and roll 3 times. (The two female passengers) sustained cuts and bruises while (the driver) sustained a neck injury and cannot feel or move her neck. (The infant) was ejected from the car during the accident and was rushed to the hospital for traumatic head injury."
The baby was in a rear-facing child seat at the time of the accident, and was in a booster seat which is not recommended for children that young.
The driver has been released from the hospital, but the baby is still in the hospital as of July 12.