June 28, 2023
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)– Police say that on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department and Manchester Township EMS responded the intersection of County Route 530 (Lacey Rd.) and Lake Road in the Whiting section of the township for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a person on a skateboard.
Upon arrival, Officers encountered Edmund Durra 4th, age 43 of Seaside Heights NJ with several injuries including a head injury. Mr. Durra was transported to Community Medical Center by Manchester EMS for further treatment of his injuries. A 2020 Jeep Wrangler was also on scene with visible signs of damage to its driver side windshield. The operator of the Wrangler, Raymond Loudy, age 49 of New City NY, was uninjured as a result of the crash.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Durra was riding on an electric skateboard, eastbound on County Route 530 approaching the intersection of Lake Road. The Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on County Route 530 and was attempting to turn left on to Lake Road at the time of the crash. Several witnesses were on scene at the time of the crash. This incident is still under investigation by Sgt. Paul Bachovchin of the Traffic Safety Section with the assistance of Patrol.