Two Hospitalized In Ocean County Crash

Photo courtesy Manchester Police

  MANCHESTER – Two people were hospitalized after their car left the roadway and struck a large pine tree and a guard rail Sunday afternoon, police said.

  The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Route 547 in the Ridgeway Section of town. According to police, a 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Route 547 when it left the roadway, struck two traffic sign supports, a large pine tree, and a guard rail.

  The driver, 19-year-old Yanna Emilcar, and the front seat passenger, 26-year-old Safiany Emilcar, were transported via ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment and evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries. 

  The roadway was closed for several hours for the investigation. At this time investigation into the crash is still ongoing, however police believe driver error is the contributing factor.

  Assisting at the scene were members of the Ridgeway and Manchester Volunteer Fire Departments, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Emergency Medical Services, Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Lakehurst Borough Police Department, the Ocean County Road Department, and Accurate Towing.

  The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.