Manchester Police investigate a pair of Tuesday car accidents
Manchester Police continue to investigate a pair of car accidents that occurred within hours of each other on Tuesday in unrelated crashes.
The first collision occurred on Ridgeway Road and Beacon Street around 6:19 am that injured two of the three drivers involved in the accident.
Police say a black 2017 Nissan Sentra turned left onto Ridgeway Road from Beacon Street causing a red 2016 Nissan Altima which was heading eastbound to crash into the bumper of the Sentra.
The Altima then crossed the center-line and collided head on with a red 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup heading westbound.
After the initial impact, police say the Dodge Ram rolled onto its driver side where it slid on the asphalt before striking the curb and rolling back up-right.
The driver of the Altima, 45-year old, Robert Chew of Beachwood, was wearing his seat-belt at the time of the collision and was transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center, for treatment of leg injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, 26-year old Francisco Velasco Jr. of Jackson, was also wearing his seat-belt and was transported to Community Medical Center for the treatment of non-life threatening head and leg injuries.
The driver of the Sentra, 34-year old Christopher Degaetano of Toms River, was also wearing his seat-belt and was uninjured in the collision.
The roadway was partially closed for several hours while emergency workers provided aid and investigated the scene.
This crash is being investigated by Officer Ian Bole of the department's Traffic Safety section and Officer Keith Douglas from the Patrol Bureau.
An accident on Route 70 in Manchester diverted traffic for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon around 4:22 pm after a 2001 Ford USPS mail truck and a 2014 bronze Ford F-150 pickup truck collided head-on near mile-marker 42.
Police say the mail truck was heading east on Route 70 when it suddenly veered over the center-line and crashed into the oncoming pickup truck.
The impact caused the Ford F-150 to veer over to the eastbound lane and come to rest in a wooded area sustaining extensive front end and driver side damage.
The USPS truck driver, 55 year old, Robert B. Fash of Barnegat was transported via Medivac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment and evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.
The F-150 driver, 41 year old, Brian C. Fahey of Pemberton, was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
This crash is being investigated by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis and Patrolman Michael O'Hara of the department's Traffic Safety section.
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