Saturday, February 6, 2016

Missing S.J. man, 90, found after driving wrong way on Turnpike


A 90-year-old Toms River man who had been reported missing from his Ocean County home was found Sunday night after he drove the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed into a bridge.

Anthony Ziemba “appeared disoriented” when officers responded to the accident in Woodbridge Township near milepost 88, said Tpr. Alina Spies, a state police spokeswoman.

Ziemba was headed south on the shoulder of the northbound lanes about 10:30 p.m. when he plowed into construction debris and a temporary bridge support, Spies said.

“It looks like he had a medical emergency,” Spies said. “It’s unclear how he ended up going the wrong way.”

Turnpike engineers said the crash did not cause any structural damage to the bridge, Spies said.

The nonagenarian was taken to a hospital in Edison where he was treated for minor injuries.
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