A Lakehurst police officer was injured in a crash Thursday while assisting in another accident, police said.
At approximately 8:27 pm, Officer Jason Guide, 25, was assisting with a two car motor vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Route 37 and Commonwealth Boulevard when he was struck by a passing motor vehicle, police said.
Guide was standing on the paved eastbound shoulder of the roadway speaking with witnesses to the motor vehicle crash, when he was struck by a red Volkswagen Beetle traveling east on Route 37.
The VW was being operated by Fredrick Shouldice, 54, of Toms River.
The officer was not injured as a result of the impact with the vehicle’s passenger side view mirror. The officer was on duty and in uniform at the time of the incident.
He was utilizing a marked Lakehurst Police vehicle that had its emergency lights activated.
Motorists should use caution when approaching emergency vehicles with flashing lights, police said.