MANCHESTER – A roadway accident in Leisure Knoll sent an 80-year-old driver to the hospital after her car rolled over twice and she became trapped inside.
Manchester Police officers responded to Harrow Place and Mansfield Avenue around 11:08 a.m. on Monday, September 25 and found a blue Toyota Camry lying on its passenger side on the right side of the roadway, as well as a white, Nissan Rouge with rear damage on the left side of the roadway.
80-year-old Anne Corey of Manchester was still trapped inside the Toyota, restrained by her seatbelt in the driver’s seat, when Ptl. Patrick Cervenak crawled into the car and unfastened it. Firefighters from Manchester and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Companies helped get her out of the car. She was then taken via ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood for treatment. Her injuries were non-life threatening.
Corey was driving south on Harrow Place when she lost control of the wheel and crashed into a parked car on the other side of the road. Her own car then overturned onto the driver’s side, slid against the curb, then flipped over a second time onto the passenger’s side.
The road was partially closed for several hours while police officers carried out an investigation and the accident scene was cleared. Patrolman Ian Bole of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit will continue the investigation.
Members of the Manchester Township Office of Emergency Management and Manchester Volunteer First Aid Squad also assisted at the scene.