Overturned Vehicle On Route 37 Sends One To Hospital

MANCHESTER – A Wednesday afternoon crash on Route 37 and Buckingham Drive caused a vehicle to overturn and sent the driver to the hospital with multiple injuries.

The accident happened around 2:37 p.m. when a Nissan Sentra traveling eastbound on Route 37 drove through a red light and crashed into a Buick driving northbound on Buckingham Drive. The collision sent Nissan, driven by 74-year-old Susan Vogel of Manchester, into a tailspin and caused her vehicle to overturn.

Photo by Laura Hoban

Manchester police officers found the Nissan in the shoulder of the roadway when they responded and Vogel had to be removed from her vehicle by members of the Manchester and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Companies. She sustained injuries to her right leg and both of her arms and was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

The driver of the Buick, 83-year-old Sondra Oliver of Boyton Beach, FL was uninjured in the crash and did not seek medical treatment.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision and the Nissan made multiple airbag deployments.

Assisting at the scene were EMTs from Quality Medical Transport and paramedics from MONOC. Corporal Douglas Higgins of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the crash.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.