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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Car was 12-Year-Old Manalapan Boy

The boy was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center; medical personnel said his injuries were not serious.

A 12-year-old Manalapan boy was struck by a car in the area of 403 Main Street  in Manalapan Township at around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

According to Capt. Michael Fountain of the Manalapan Police Department, arriving officers saw the boy in the roadway injured. He was treated at the scene by Englishtown-Manalapan First aid and paramedics and was transported by ground to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Initially, a medevac helicopter was called to the scene to transport the victim, but it was later cancelled because medical personnel decided that the injuries were not serious.

Currently, it is unknown whether the boy was crossing the street or walking along side of Main Street when he was struck by the motor vehicle. The Manalapan Police Department is currently investigating the incident.

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sgmbh September 29, 2012 at 02:28 AM
That's terrible! My prayers to the family and the little boy!
Kathy Graves September 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
the 13 year old boy is my grandson, I have picked him up numerous times, that road needs to have some accessment done on speed limits...he has a serious head injury, please pray for his recovery..
Kylene Jenkins October 01, 2012 at 04:24 AM
This should have NEVER happened! This is my best friends son and he needs all our thoughts and prayers. You have so many people thinking about you...and all our prayers as well! You're a strong kid....you will get through this!
Eliana October 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
This needs to stop. People need to slow down on roads. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.
SOG October 03, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I'm going to look into who exactly has jurisdiction over the speed limit on Main Street, the township or the County, since it is a county road and I am going to start the process of getting the speed limit reduced to 25 mph. If anyone living on Main Street wants to be involved, just let me know. gregorgoth@aol.com thanks

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