Manchester Crash Injures Two

Photo courtesy Manchester Township Police

MANCHESTER – A 79-year-old Manchester woman was extricated from her vehicle and airlifted to a local hospital after a car crash at Commonwealth and Northampton boulevards.

Joan Reed was driving her 2007 Hyundai Azera on Monday, April 30th, when she entered the intersection at the boulevards and hit a 2010 Toyota Highlander, driven by an unnamed 17-year-old Manchester female. The minor’s vehicle was “redirected,” police said, and hit a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.

The driver of that vehicle was 61-year-old Debra Volpe of Toms River.

Both the minor and Volpe were transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo courtesy Manchester Township Police

Reed, whose vehicle drove onto the front lawn of a Commonwealth Boulevard home, had to be extricated and airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for serious injuries.

The road was partially closed for several hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Manchester and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Companies, EMTS from Quality Medical Transport and Manchester Volunteer First Aid Squad assisted.

Ptl. Ian Bole of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating.