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Two, Including Toms River Woman, Injured In Manchester Crash

Two people were injured in an accident at Route 70 and Colonial Drive Wednesday, police said.

At approximately 12:38 pm, Christopher Perrault, a 42-year -old male from Brown Mills was operating a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire east on Route 70 when his vehicle collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, which was traveling west on Route 70.

The Tahoe was operated by 23-year-old Kashmir Lenaghan of Toms River.

Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the collision and were towed from the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet complained of knee pain and was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for evaluation.

The driver of the Pontiac extricated from his vehicle and was transported by MONOC 1 Medical Helicopter to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune, New Jersey with a complaint of chest, back, neck and shoulder pain.

At the time of this release, the driver of the Tahoe, Lenaghan, was released from Community Medical Center and the driver of the Pontiac, Perrault, was in serious but stable condition at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Assisting at the scene was members of the Ridgeway and Manchester Volunteer Fire Departments, Quality Medical Transport, Paramedics from MONOC, and the New Jersey State DOT. The cause of this crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the Manchester Traffic Safety Section

KTP January 30, 2014 at 03:52 PM
The 'HEAD-ON HIGHWAY" claims another accident. Fortunately, nobody was killed in this collision. While our elected officials are "patiently" awaiting the State to install rumble strips, the "Head-On Highway" will keep racking up the collisions.
Sharon H February 06, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Although installing strips may help, the main problem is the way people drive in Ocean County. As I've stated many times before, I've lived in various areas of the country and have never, ever seen such horrible drivers as exist in this area. After having witnessed two fatal accidents and saw many more, it is my conclusion that the major problem are the people, not the roads. And yes, we are planning to extricate ourselves out of this area in a year or so. Why it is like this I cannot say, but coming from an outsider who has the chance to observe this idiocy, those are my impressions. Go ahead and flame me, but this is a 3rd party observation, so to speak. The roads in that particular area should be a piece of cake to drive on, not the death traps they are.
John E February 06, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Accidents can happen in any city at any time in the U.S. not just here in Ocean county. Makes no difference where you live. Every 5 seconds a motor vehicle accident occurs in the U.S. Every 10 seconds a motor vehicle injury occurs. Every 12 minutes a motor vehicle fatality occurs

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