MANCHESTER - Sun glare and driver error emerge as likely factors in a Sunday two-car crash on Route 70 in the townshipr, which sent both drivers to hospitalization, according to police.

Crash, Route 70, Manchester, 10-22-17 (Manchester PD)
Crash, Route 70, Manchester, 10-22-17 (Manchester PD)

Kimberly Krysiak, 31, of Toms River, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Marty Carfora, 65, of Manchester's Whiting section, sustained a head injury and was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said that Krysiak wore a seat restraint, and Carfora did not.

Officers were dispatched at 2:02 PM to the state highway's intersection at Manchester Boulevard, and found Krysiak's Kia Forte, and Carfora's Lincoln Navigator, with extensive front-end damage, authorities said.

They determined that Krysiak's westbound car, negotiating a left turn across the oncoming lanes of Route 70, collided with Carfora's car as it crossed the intersection.

Manchester police urge drivers to heed statistics that show hospital emergency rooms admitting crash victims once every 10 seconds. They cite a recent survey in which one of every seven responding adults admitted that they don't always use seat belts while driving or riding.

The operative phrase is: Every person, every seat, every trip.

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