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Manalapan Woman, 61, Struck By Car on Route 9 North

The victim was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.

Manalapan police were dispatched to the intersection of Route 9 North and Ryan Road on Friday shortly before 7:30 a.m for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Nina Tsuik, 61, of Manalapan, was found lying on the shoulder of Route 9 upon police arrival. Tsuik was medevaced to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of her injuries. Tsuik's condition is not currently known at this time, according to Manalapan Police Captain Michael Fountain.

Manalapan man Luke Palumbo, 19, was the driver of the vehicle who struck Tsuik Friday morning.

Police have not filed any charges against Palumbo because the cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The incident is currently under investigation by the Manalapan Police Department.

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Gina Guzzi Francia October 13, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Prayers To the Ms Tsuik, and to Luke and the Palumbo family, Luke is such a nice kid he must be so upset. I pray that they are all ok
Nina Gross October 13, 2012 at 05:02 PM
We are praying here for all as well! I know Luke for many years and he is a wonderful responsible man and very upset to say the least. It was just that an "Accident". He was going to meet his father at a job to help him out and not in any kind of rush. The Township has to take some responsibility for all these pedestrians not having a Cross Walk! Too many people are Rushing to catch a Commuter Bus to NYC. Where ever there are Commuter Parking Lots they have to build Commuter Cross Walks.
Jerry October 14, 2012 at 03:00 AM
The bus comes every 6-8 minutes in the AM. There's always another one. Let it go.
Mike October 15, 2012 at 03:13 PM
There is a crosswalk, with pedestrian signals, from that parking lot at 9 and Ryan/Symmes. Not everyone making the right from Ryan to 9 North pays attention to the pedestrians (not saying that is what happened here, just personal experience).
harry ballsac October 20, 2012 at 04:30 PM
He roasted a doobie and then smushed a bus rat. It must have ruined his high and the poor lady (bus rat) that got smushed. I feel bad for both of them.


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