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Driver Flown to Hospital After Route 70 Crash

It was the second one-car crash requiring an airlift in two days.

Gary Mascolo had to be flown to the hospital after a crash on Route 70 Friday.
Gary Mascolo had to be flown to the hospital after a crash on Route 70 Friday.

A Manchester resident had to be airlifted to the hospital after a one-car crash on Route 70 Friday night, Manchester Township Police said.

Gary Mascolo, 62, was headed west on the highway through the township’s Ridgeway section when his car drifted out of its lane and slammed into a tree on a berm near the entrance to Quick Chek, police said.

Mascolo, who police said wasn’t wearing his seat belt in the crash, suffered a head injury and had to be flown to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune.

No cause for the crash was immediately released, and it’s under investigation by Patrolman Douglas Higgins of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section.

Assisting at the scene were members of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, MONOC Paramedics, MONOC 1 air transport, and Quality Medical Ambulance Service.

It was the second one-car crash that injured a driver not wearing his seat belt in the last several days—Edward Romaine, 63, was seriously hurt in a crash in Whiting Thursday.

Artist/Engineer December 28, 2013 at 02:05 PM
I'm amazed how day after day people are injured in our area in bizarre traffic accidents. Is it like this all over or just in our area?
John E December 28, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Happens all over not just here and worst in major towns. This data below is from 10 years ago 2003..more people driving and vehicles on road since then..so its worst now. Car Accident Statistics: About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States. ****One death every 13 minutes.**** In 2003 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.
Marina December 29, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Geeze that's 2 in the same week too STUPID to strap in.

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