Driver Suffers Head Injuries When Car Flips

Photo courtesy Manchester Township Police

  MANCHESTER – A driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening head trauma after his car went airborne and flipped over, police said.

  Justin Thomas, 24, of Lakewood, was the only person in the Kia Forte when it crashed on the afternoon of September 9.

  Police said the car was heading north on Route 539 when it drove onto the shoulder and up an embankment. This caused it to become airborne and overturn. It struck a tree and a utility pole before coming to rest on its roof.

  When police arrived, Thomas was sitting outside the vehicle. He was brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The Kia was extensively damaged.

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  Assisting at the scene were EMTs from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services, as well as paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Also assisting at the scene were members of the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services Fire Department and Whiting Volunteer Fire Department. 

  The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Michael O’Hara of the department’s Traffic Safety Section.