STAFFORD — A distracted driver caused a three car collision in Stafford Township on Friday, according to the Stafford Township Police Department.

Brianna Matullo, 25, of Manahawkin was traveling west on Route 72 near Breakers Drive when she did not see traffic stopped ahead allegedly due to being distracted. Matullo plowed her car into the rear of a 2012 Honda CRV driven by Maria Veloso, 68, of North Brunswick.

Both vehicles struck a third vehicle driven by Joe Adams, 28, of Pipersville, Pennsylvania.

As a result of the crash, all three cars suffered extensive damage and had to be removed by a towing company.

Stafford EMS and Quality Medical transported Veloso and her passenger to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment.

Matullo has been charged with Careless Driving, pending a future court appearance in Stafford Municipal Court.

The Stafford Township Police Department also praises the citizens that stopped to help during the crash and administer aid prior to police arrival.

If anyone has any information about the crash that could aid in the investigation, you are urged to contact Patrolman Justin Pascale and Sergeant Robert Conforti at (609) 597-8581.

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