Manchester crash victim flown to trauma center in critical condition

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On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 3:32 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of County Road 530 near the intersection of Lacey Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two motor vehicles that crashed head on.
On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 3:32 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of County Road 530 near the intersection of Lacey Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two motor vehicles that crashed head on.

MANCHESTER, NJ – A Manchester Township woman was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center after a vehicle collided with her own in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon.

Manchester Township Police said Jorie Sanzone, 61, of Forked River, was in critical but stable condition at the hospital as a result of the crash.

Captain Vincent Manco of the Manchester Police Department said when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a Dodge Magnum in the eastbound lane of County Road 530 and a Toyota Rav4 off the roadway on the eastbound shoulder. 

“Both vehicles were observed to have extensive front-end damage concentrated on the driver side of the vehicles,” Manco said. “The investigation revealed that the Dodge was traveling westbound on County Road 530 when it crossed over the center-painted median into oncoming traffic.  At that time, the Toyota was traveling eastbound on County Road 530, and the front driver side of the Dodge impacted the front driver side of the Toyota.”

Nicholas Briggs, 25, of Whiting, was identified as the driver of the Dodge Magnum. Sanzone required extrication by firefighters and suffered internal injuries.

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