The accident occurred shortly after 12:30AM just passed the intersection of Locust Street.
LPD, EMS and Lakewood First Aid responded to the scene and found both cars seriously damaged and one sent through a fence – with a metal pole through the windshield.
One patient, who was initially found partially unresponsive, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with medics on board, and two others were transported to Ocean Medical Center in Brick.
The area was shut for a while for the crash investigation and for the cleanup. [TLS-28]