Driver Ejected From Vehicle, Airlifted To Hospital

Photo courtesy Manchester Police

  MANCHESTER – Police are investigating a one-car crash in which the driver was seriously injured.

  Robert Casper, 64, of Whiting, was driving a Jeep SUV east on Pinewald-Keswick Road at around 6 p.m. on November 27. Police said the SUV ran off the roadway to the right, hitting signs and brush, before overturning and coming to a rest against a utility pole.

  Casper was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected out the front passenger side window. He was found close to the Jeep. Police said he suffered head trauma and was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by medevac helicopter, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

  Assisting at the scene were EMTs from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services, paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and volunteer firefighters from the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company.

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  The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Conner Yatauro.