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Police Blotter: Bicyclist Struck, Woman Airlifted After Stop & Shop Fall

Manchester police report two recent incidents in Whiting

A township man riding a bicycle sustained minor injuries after he collided with a car at the intersection of Route 530 and Lake Road earlier this week, police reported. 

At about 5:10 p.m. Monday, 60-year-old Judith Morollo of Whiting was traveling west on Route 530 when she attempted a left turn on to Lake Road. As she was making the turn, 55-year-old Donald Bauman of Whiting, who was traveling eastbound, collided with the car, said Manchester Police Department Capt. Lisa Parker in a statement. 

Bauman sustained "minor" injuries and refused medical attention at the scene. Morollo was uninjured, Parker said. 

Road construction was under way on Route 530 during the incident, though police did not immediately indicate if it was a factor. The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Tom O'Hare of the department's Traffic Safety Unit, Parker said. 

Also reported by police this week:

On Tuesday, police said that an 85-year-old township woman suffered head trauma after falling in the Whiting Stop & Shop parking lot. 

Betty Shotwell, of Whiting, was walking through the grocery store's parking lot at about 12:10 p.m. when she "allegedly stumbled over a parking block and fell on the asphalt," Parker said. 

Shotwell suffered a cut over her left eye and head trauma, Parker said. 

Patrolman Jason Wiener and members of Quality Medical Transport and MONOC paramedics helped Shotwell, who was then taken by helicopter to the regional trauma center at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Parker said. 

ray September 26, 2012 at 09:04 PM
The AARP is offering a bounty on bicyclists now.
mike mc September 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM
has the use of helicopters as ambulances increased or is it just my imagination ??
CM September 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Seriously, a helicopter for a trip & fall? No wonder the cost of health care is skyrocketing.
Elias Oliveri September 27, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Any type of trauma especially to the head is a automatic fly out,doesn't matter if its a trip and fall or not.....
cathy September 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM
any significant head trauma protocol calls for the quickest route to a trauma center. unless you were there and treated this woman, you really dont know all the circumstances. there are alot of reasons that the medics may have decided that this was the appropriate action for this woman.
Cathy Kessler September 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Maybe she was in risk of dying. I don't think they would of airlifted her unless she needed to be. They maybe saved her life. I'm sure if you needed airlifting for injuries that were life threatening you would appreciate that the choice is available to you.

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