Truck Crashes Into Point Plesant Beach Home

April 6, 2023

POINT PLESANT BEACH, NJ (OCEAN)–Point Plesant Beach Police reported that at approximately 3:05 p.m., yesterday, April 5, 2023, officers were dispatched to the area of Route 35 North and McLean Ave. for a truck that drove through a utility pole, then drove into a nearby residence. The operator of the truck, Ronald Bennett, 55, of Point Pleasant, was treated at the scene by The Point Pleasant First Aid & Rescue Squad and transported to the hospital. There were no other reported injuries and the residence was unoccupied at the time of the accident. Ocean Fire Company and Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company #2, were dispatched and responded to the scene. They assisted in checking the residence for occupants and securing the accident scene because of downed electrical lines. JCP&L responded and there was a brief power loss to the north end area surrounding Rt. 35 that affected several residences and businesses. Power was restored yesterday by JCP&L. NJ State DOT responded and assisted with diverting traffic from the area on Route 35 North near the accident scene. Route 35 North was opened back up last night, but due to ongoing work by utility companies, has only one lane of travel in the area where the accident occurred. South Wall Fire Rescue and the Brick Township RUST team responded with rescue teams to assist in the safe removal of the vehicle from the residence. Point Pleasant Beach DPW and the Ladies Auxiliary from both Point Pleasant Beach Fire Companies responded and assisted at the scene as well. The incident is being investigated by Point Plesant Beach Police Officer Bryan Benites and is ongoing at this time.

Photos by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response