Whiting Resident Airlifted To Hospital After Vehicle Overturns

A Whiting resident was airlifted to the hospital after a roadway accident trapped him inside his vehicle on Route 70 October 18. (Photo courtesy Manchester Police)

MANCHESTER – Route 70 in Whiting was shut down for several hours on Wednesday morning, October 18, after a 64-year-old driver’s car overturned and he became trapped inside.

Manchester Police responded to the area of Route 70 near mile marker 42.5 around 7:20 a.m. and found a black Chevy Cobalt on its side in the woods, while Whiting resident Kevin Jennings was trapped inside. Members of the Whiting and Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene and helped remove him from the car.

An investigation showed that a medical emergency caused Jennings’s Cobalt to veer off Route 70 and collide with a tree, causing it to relay and overturn onto its side before becoming pinned against another tree.

EMTs from Quality Medical Transport and paramedics from MONOC assisted at the scene after he was removed from the car, then he was airlifted by medevac helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Ian Bole from the Manchester Police Department’s 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.