On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 4:07 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police responded to the intersection of Coolidge Ave and New York Ave in the Whiting section of town for the report of a two vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, officers found that a 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup had impacted a 2004 Chevrolet Express Van, which caused the Chevrolet to overturn two times. As a result of the rollover the driver, Micael Borges Da Silva Castro, 23 of Maryland, was ejected from the vehicle. Da Silva Castro was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. The Chevrolet was also occupied by front seat passenger, Hysla Santos, 21 of Newark and rear seat passenger Luiz Ribciro, 20 of Elizabeth. Neither passenger was ejected from the vehicle as both were believed to be seat belted at the time of the crash. The Dodge Ram was being operated by Kenneth Work, 51 of Whiting, who was wearing his seatbelt and uninjured in the crash. The Dodge was also occupied by front seat passenger Michelle Work, 58
, also of Whiting, who was also uninjured and wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The investigation revealed that the driver of the Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on New York Ave and failed to stop at the stop sign prior to entering the intersection causing the Dodge, who was traveling southbound on Coolidge Ave and had the right of way, to impact him causing the Chevrolet to overturn two times. Due to commercial floor cleaning agents that were located in the rear of the Chevrolet, Hazmat was dispatched as a precautionary measure. Da Silva Castro was transported via helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. Santos and Ribciro were also transported via ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and were evaluated for non life threatening injuries and released shortly after.
Assisting on scene was The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Crime Scene Investigation Unit, The Whiting Volunteer Fire Department, Quality Medical Transport, MONOC Paremedics and Berkeley Hazmat. The Crash is under investigation by Ptl. Anderson and Ptl. O’Hare of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Unit.