MANALAPAN – A 55-year-old woman was taken to the hospital by Medevac Tuesday after crashing a car into a tree, according to Manalapan police.

A woman from Freehold Township was driving a Ford Econoline van on Route 9 South around 6:46 p.m. when she hit a curb, veered off the roadway and slammed into a tree, police reported. The woman was seriously injured and the front of the van was significantly damaged.

The injured woman was airlifted to the hospital. Police did not disc lose the name of the injured and did not reveal her present condition.

To prevent a traffic jam, the right lane of Route 9 South was closed for about two-and-a-half hours while police investigated.

The authorities are requesting anyone who saw the crash is to call police at 732-446-4300.
According to medical research, people who suffer serious injuries may have a better chance of surviving if they’re taken to a trauma center by a helicopter instead of an ambulance. Medical evacuation, often termed Medevac or Medivac is the timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to bring the injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using medically equipped ground vehicles. This ambulance helicopter has medical facility and personnel enroute.

Car crashes were the most common cause of injury among transported patients.

Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced  car accident lawyer now for a free consultation.

Link –  http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2012/09/freehold_township_woman_airlifted_to_hospital_after_crash.html
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