Driver ejected after hitting another vehicle in Manchester
For the second time in the past week, distracted and inattentive driving appears to be the cause of a car crash on Route 37 near Colonial Drive in the Township of Manchester.
Tuesday, the driver of a Ford 550 commercial truck was not paying attention when he struck the back of a car at a red light at this intersection, sending a Honda spinning.
The injuries in this accident were minor.
At around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Manchester police said the driver of a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado was partially ejected from her vehicle – because she was not wearing a seat belt – and after colliding with a Mercury Grand Marquis 2007 who had stopped at a red dot. light.
Chevrolet driver Jayna Deshay, 30, of Browns Mills, was injured in the crash as a result of the included partial ejection and was taken to the University of Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune by the Manchester Emergency Services Division for treatment and assessment.
Deshay is currently listed in stable condition.
Mercury driver Jaimie Hom, 38, of Toms River, was also brought to Jersey Shore University Medical for treatment and assessment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Manchester Police have said the crash investigation is ongoing, but at the moment they believe distracted driving is likely the main contributing factor.