November 22, 2022
MANCHESTER, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 10:00 p.m. there was a report of a fire department chief’s vehicle overturned in the 2800 Block of Ridgeway Road, County Road 571 near the Ridgeway Fire Company and Manchester Middle School. There were reports of live electrical lines down with a person trapped in the vehicle. Jersey Central Power & Light JCP&L was called to cut the power so the person could be removed from the vehicle. The medevac helicopter Life Flight was called to land at the Manchester Middle School near the accident scene. At 10:57 p.m. the medical helicopter crew reported that they have not had contact with the patient and that extrication is in progress.
Update at 11:20 p.m. the helicopter crew reports they will be transporting the patient to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Update: 11:29 the helicopter landed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Accurate Towing Service up righted the vehicle and towed away with a heavy duty wrecker
8:30 a.m. update sources say that the he is expected to be released from the hospital this morning.
This is a breaking news report, and the scene is still active. Please check back the story will be updated as information becomes available. Official details will not be available until sometime tomorrow.