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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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SOG September 28, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Main Street in Tennent is a damned mess. I've lived there for almost forty years, it's become a nightmare for everyone who lives on the street and we're all getting pretty sick of it. The speed limit is 40 west of the tracks and 35 east of the tracks, people are usually topping 50+ most of the time, that is when the road isn't at a complete standstill because of the rampant over-development of the area. There are no sidewalks, few street lights and, considering that most drivers today are paying more attention to their cell phones, it's a wonder that people aren't run down daily. The township needs to do something before someone is killed. I'm afraid to cut my lawn by the street when the traffic is moving, because no one cares about how fast their going or what's going on around them. It's a residential area, the speed limit should be 25 and it should be enforced constantly. Maybe two or three times a month I see someone pulled over for speeding. I'd love to hear a reply from the township committee or the Manalapan Police about this.
Shannon September 28, 2012 at 06:14 PM
The boy that was struck is my best friends son. I just want people to wake up & pay attention. If you are driving on a road & there are houses, more then likely there will be kids SLOW DOWN!!!! Please everyone pray for him to heal quickly!!!!!!
loran deluca September 28, 2012 at 06:28 PM
This is my friends son and He needs all the prayers he can get. He is in pretty bad condition right now. His condition has worsend overnight. He is in emergency brain surgery as we speak with blood on his brain They are currently performing a Craniotomy. People need to slow down, no texting while driving. Pray he is not permanently injured. He's a bright kid who is young and has his whole future in front of him. Praying for you buddy!
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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