Cops in one Ocean County township say a teenager was critically injured in a crash Saturday evening which was caused by a deer.

Cops were called to the area of Beckerville Road and Central Avenue in Whiting, Manchester Township, around 7:30 PM Saturday for the report of a crash. Arriving officers found 19-year-old Isaish Shabazz of Whiting inside of a Subaru, still wearing a seat belt, which had extensive damage.

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Manchester Township Police say,

"The investigation revealed that the Subaru was traveling east on Beckerville Road when a deer emerged from a wooded area and into his lane of travel. The driver collided with the deer and subsequently lost control of the vehicle as it entered the westbound lane and ran off of the road colliding into a mailbox, landscape rocks, and a large tree."

Shabazz had to be extracted from his car and was then flown to Jersey Shore University Medical for treatment of possible head trauma and internal injuries. As of Sunday morning, police say he was listed in critical but stable condition.

This crash is being investigated by Sgt. Ian Bole of the department’s Traffic Safety section.

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