STAFFORD - At 1:11 a.m. on Friday morning Stafford Township Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 72 at mile post 22.6.

The police report that a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a 17 year old male Stafford Township resident was traveling west on Rt. 72. The driver left the lane of travel and struck a utility pole.

The young man suffered lacerations to the head and face.  He was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center by Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services. 

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Rt. 72 westbound was temporarily closed until the scene was cleared.

The driver was issued a summons for careless driving, failure to maintain lane, hours of operation and decal requirements for probationary driver’s license. 

Patrolman Haines was the investigating officer from the Stafford Township Police Department.