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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.

This is a developing storyline. Please check back with Manalapan Patch as this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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john alba October 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
a while back you ran a story on various contributions residents of Momouth county give to charities, could you provide a link to the story again.
Mike October 12, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Saw the medical chopper fly over Monmouth Heights coming in for a landing near 9 and Ryan around 8AM.
Katrina Rossos (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Here is the story you are looking for: http://manalapan.patch.com/articles/how-charitable-are-manalapan-residents
Robert October 12, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Was she at the intersection or somewhere nearby crossing before the light?
v October 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I saw her near the gas station nearby traffic light
Beth Goldman October 12, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I see early morning commuters running across route 9 against the light trying to make a bus. It is very dangerous to do that when cars are traveling at 50 MPH. Be more careful people. I hope this woman is ok.
JosephGhabourLaw October 12, 2012 at 05:22 PM
My sincerest best wishes the injured woman. Route 9 is a very dangers road, particularly for those who walk, or simply need to cross the street on foot.
Shep Proudfoot October 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Why is Route 9 so dangerous? Have you conducted a study on accidents, and fatalities? If so can you share the info? Or are you just another ambulance chaser trying to sue a municipality for a big payday?
Clarence Oveur October 12, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Rt. 9 is a state roadway.
Shep Proudfoot October 12, 2012 at 08:09 PM
And since suing the state is nearly impossible, and since each municipality is responsible for crosswalks, traffic lights,fire and police-have you ever seen a State Trooper patrolling Route 9?- this person would sue the local town, as it is much easier.
Clarence Oveur October 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Your world is broken. You should see somebody about that.
Shep Proudfoot October 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM
"Dude, I think you're being unreasonable. I think you've got a real shot at dragonmom. You should play that." Clarence Oveur Who is broken?
Shep Proudfoot October 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM
^ I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. My Landlord is in ... -by Clarence Oveur
Vicky October 13, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I hope and pray that Nina is OK and my prays also go out to Luke and the Palumbo family. Luke is a good kid who comes from an amazing,strong,kind,loving family and I'm sure this was a horrible accident that no one expected or intended for.
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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