Manchester woman injured as her car double-flips
A Manchester woman is hospitalized after a Monday crash that turned her car on its side - twice.
Anne Corey, 80, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but was trapped in her vehicle until a patrol officer and firefighters intervened, according to township police.
Officers responded at about 11:08 AM to Harrow Place and Mansfield Avenue in the township's Leisure Knoll section, where they found Anne's blue Toyota Camry on its passenger side on the right side of the road, and a nearby Nissan Rogue with rear damage parked on the left side.
Patrolman Pat Cervenak was one of the officers who found that Anne was still inside the car, and still secured by a seat restraint. Police said he crawled in to release the seat belt, after which Manchester and Ridgeway volunteer firefighters removed her.
She was driven by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood. Manchester volunteer first-aiders assisted.
Investigators determined that Anne lost control of the car as it moved southbound on Harrow. The impact with the Rogue sent the car onto its driver's side. It slid into a concrete curb and turned over onto the passenger's side.
The area was blocked from traffic passage for several hours. Patrolman Ian Bole is in charge of the investigation.