MANCHESTER — A Howell man was evacuated to a trauma center after his vehicle collided with several trees in the township.
Police report that at approximately 1:15 a.m. on February 19, officers responded to the area of Route 571 and Quarry Road and observed a Ford Taurus with extensive driver-side damage along the property line of 3454 Ridgeway Road.
The investigation revealed that the driver of the car, 21-year-old Sean Page, lost control while cornering on Route 571 and crashed into a tree. This initial collision pushed Page forward into another smaller tree, before coming to rest in a wooded area.
Page was injured and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt during the impact. Page was transported by ambulance to a landing zone, where he was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. It is currently listed in critical condition.
The accident is still being investigated by patrolman Keith Douglas of the ministry’s traffic safety unit, but at this time Page’s speed appears to be a contributing factor.
Members of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, Manchester Township Emergency Services Ambulance Division, and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson assisted at the scene.