A township man was critically injured in a two vehicle head-on crash at the intersection of Routes 70 and 571 Sunday evening.
A 2011 Nissan Altima driven by Vincent Moscaritola, an 87-year-old from Manchester, was traveling east on Route 70 when his car entered the opposing lane of traffic while attempting to make a left on to Route 571 at 5:44 p.m., said Capt. Lisa Parker. Moscaritola's car collided with a 2008 Subaru wagon operated by Walter Goldenbaum, 68, of Manchester, which was traveling west.
Moscaritola was not wearing a seat belt, Parker said, and was taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where he was listed in critical condition. Goldenbaum, who was properly restrained with a seat belt, refused medical attention at the scene, Parker said.
Traffic in the area was delayed as emergency crews tended to the crash scene, Parker said.
Also responding were the Ridgeway and Manchester volunteer fire companies, Manchester First Aid Squad, MONOC paramedics, the Ocean County Criminal Investigative Unit and the New Jersey Department of Transportation diversion team, according to Parker.
Patrolman Ian Bole is investigating the crash, Parker said.