MANCHESTER, NJ – Two people were injured Sunday when a car drove off Route 547 and crashed into a guardrail and a tree, Manchester Police said Monday.
The driver, Yanna Emilcar, 19, and her passenger, Safiany Emilcar, 26, were both taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment and evaluation for non-life-threatening injuries, Lt. James Komsa.
The crash was reported at 2:38 p.m. Sunday, Komsa said.
The investigation found that a 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Route 547, also known as South Hope Chapel Road, when it went off the road and struck two traffic sign supports, a large pine tree and a guardrail before hitting it one came to a halt with the rear of the vehicle on the crash barrier.
The road was closed for several hours while the investigation was ongoing.
The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but driving errors seem to have played a role. Patrol Officer Jesse Hoydis from the department’s Traffic Safety Division is investigating.
Assisting at the scene were members of the Ridgeway and Manchester Volunteer Fire Brigades, Manchester Fire Brigade, Manchester Ambulance Service, Paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Lakehurst Borough Police Department, Ocean County Roads Authority and Accurate Towing .