Driver Airlifted After Serious Crash

Photo courtesy Manchester Police

  MANCHESTER – A driver is in critical condition after a crash at the intersection of two major roads.

  Police said that an Acura TLX was in the left turn lane of Route 70 west, waiting to make a turn onto Route 571 south at around 4:45 p.m. on September 1. A Ford Mustang was heading east on Route 70. When the Mustang entered the intersection, the Acura pulled out in front to turn left. They collided, and both cars suffered front-end damage.

  The Acura’s driver, Daniel Dobos, 45, of Toms River, suffered internal injuries. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by helicopter. He was listed in critical condition, police said.

  The Mustang’s driver, Py Kaung, 24, of Brick, was uninjured.

  EMTs and firefighters from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash, as well as the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Accurate Towing.

  The roadway was partially closed afterwards. The investigation is still ongoing, but failure to yield to oncoming traffic appears to be the contributing factor at this point. This crash is being investigated by Patrolman Conner Yatauro of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.