Toms River Police Officer Brett Hansen is hospitalized in serious condition following an accident on the Garden State Parkway Wednesday, according to authorities. 

New Jersey State Police cruiser
New Jersey State Police cruiser (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Toms River Police Department spokesman Ralph Stocco said Hansen is being treated at a local hospital and was off-duty, in his personal vehicle at the time of the crash.

The accident is under investigation by the New Jersey State Police, Stocco said.

The Patrol Officer has been with the Toms River Police Department since 2015, according to Stocco.

Stocco expects to have further details later today or tomorrow.


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