On Monday, October 16th, at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Pasadena Road near Lincoln Boulevard in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a jack-knifed tractor trailer.

Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 1999, Volvo tractor trailer damaged and disabled on the shoulder of the roadway. The investigation revealed that the truck was traveling west on Pasadena Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. This caused the trailer to jack-knife and make contact with the cab of the truck. As a result, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a metal roadway marker, which severed a fuel hose. The driver of the tractor trailer, 52-year-old, David Bustos-Barreto from Phillipsburg, NJ, was uninjured in the collision and was able to move his vehicle onto the shoulder prior to police arrival. The roadway was partially closed and a detour was setup while emergency workers addressed the fuel spill.  

Assisting at the scene were members of the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company, the Berkeley Haz-Mat Unit, and the Ocean County Road Department.  This crash is being investigated by Cpl. Douglas Higgins of the department’s Patrol Bureau.