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Driver Flown to Hospital After Route 70 Crash

It was the second one-car crash requiring an airlift in two days.

Gary Mascolo had to be flown to the hospital after a crash on Route 70 Friday.
Gary Mascolo had to be flown to the hospital after a crash on Route 70 Friday.

A 62-year-old man had to be airlifted to the hospital after a one-car crash on Route 70 Friday night, police said.

Gary Mascolo was headed west on the highway through Manchester when his car drifted out of its lane and slammed into a tree on a berm near the entrance to Quick Chek, police said.

Mascolo, who police said wasn’t wearing his seat belt in the crash, suffered a head injury and had to be flown to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune.

No cause for the crash was immediately released, and it’s under investigation by Patrolman Douglas Higgins of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section.

Assisting at the scene were members of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, MONOC Paramedics, MONOC 1 air transport, and Quality Medical Ambulance Service.

It was the second one-car crash that injured a driver not wearing his seat belt in the last several days—Edward Romaine, 63, was seriously hurt in a crash in Whiting Thursday.

Blondie December 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Prayers for a speedy recovery
J.JONES December 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Its a shame someone got hurt but you have to wear a seat belt ..and maybe re-test the seniors ???

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