MANCHESTER – Police closed Lacey Road for several hours Sunday to investigate a crash that sent an 82-year-old Whiting resident to the hospital with injuries.
The Whiting Volunteer Fire Department extricated Lois J. Spaw from her 2017 Honda Accord, which was overturned with the driver pinned between the passenger-side seat and roof. She was semiconscious when she was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for her injuries. Spaw was listed in stable condition.
Spaw was driving eastbound on Lacey Road when she struck a concrete curb at 82 Lacey Road first, then struck the curbing in front of the Whiting Volunteer First Aid Building, then slammed into a utility pole guy wire. Her vehicle traveled up the wire and hit the pole 10 feet off the ground, then went airborne and traveled 30 feet into the eastbound lane and overturned. Spaw was not wearing her seatbelt.
This crash is being investigated by Sgt. Antonio Ellis of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Unit.