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Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident Near Mapletree Road

16 year-old Toms River girl struck by motorist at intersection of Route 166 and Mapletree Road

A 16 year-old girl is recovering in Community Medical Center this morning, after being struck by a passing car while riding her bike in the area of Route 166 and Mapletree Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the Toms River Township Police Department.

"A 16 year-old girl from Toms River was traveling on a bike southbound on the east shoulder, when she was struck by a northbound vehicle. The girl was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment," said Chief Michael Mastronardy.

The vehicle, believed to be a white or silver Nissan with some damage to the passenger side headlight area, left the scene traveling northbound. Mastronardy explained that anyone with information on the accident may contact Toms River Police at 732-349-0150.

"Traffic Safety Officer Brian Doyle is investigating the hit-and-run accident," said the chief.

Richard J. Thomas November 25, 2012 at 02:29 PM
I hope they find this scum bag.
Wally jerkin November 25, 2012 at 03:09 PM
How could these people not have the good sense to not stop after hitting a human being. I hope he or she is found.
carole farabell November 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
This is my cousin's daughter, please do the right thing. Who could hit a child and then just keep on driving is unbeliveable! If anyone has any information, please,please contact the Authorities......
Slippery Slope November 25, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Many trimes illegal immigrants with no licesne and no insurance will hit and run. Even when they do stop and get ticketed, they do not show up for court. Ask any honest police officer and they will confirm. Not saying always or only illegals but many, many times.
chattsworth November 25, 2012 at 08:48 PM
How do you make the leap to illegal immigrants? Maybe it was your dopey kid texting while driving. Maybe whoever hit the kid didn't realize it...yes that can happen. Who knows what happened. Wait. Let me guess. Obama did it. Or maybe it was Romney. Give me a break for crying out loud.
BN November 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM
It was probably a GTL guido high on meth who was busy adjusting his equalizer while playing crappy techno at 125dB.
Scott November 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Terrible. I know the girls mother and they are great people. Why do bad things happen to those who do so much good.
JD November 26, 2012 at 02:59 AM
What was this girl riding a bike at NIGHT.... and on the wrong side of the road to boot.... probably no reflective gear. It wouldn't surprise me if she gets a ticket. I don't believe the shoulder is that wide in that area... 3ft wide? uneven surfaces... This does not excuse the driver from hit and run...
shell November 27, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Hey JD ... SHUT THE @#$@ UP....sincerely a friend of the victim's mother ;)
SL November 27, 2012 at 08:57 AM
While it may not have been the best way of putting things, JD does make some valid points. And as JD pointed out, it does not take anything away from the responsibility of the driver and the severity of driving away from an accident/crime scene. And to Slippery Slope type comments... that's the type of stuff that makes frequenting certain Patch town websites unbearable. Keep your ignorance inside your own home.
heather k November 27, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I am friends with her mom, and her...Sje is the sweetest girl, and her mother is one of the most attentive, caring mother's I know.... Her mother works her ass off to give hee daughter a great life, and if she could, would never leave her daughter's side.... Her daughter is sixteen, and technically can drive... She isn't a six year old child... And remember when you all were sixteen? You were invincible.... What sixteen year old kid goes out to ride their bike to their friends house expecting to get hit by a car??? How can anyone blame the girl and nit the motorist? It says she was riding on the shoulder against traffic.... All correct..... And what kind of scumbag hits a little girl, and freakin takes off????????? I hope they find this assh*le, and prosecute them to the fullest extent the law allows..... And the mother of this girl is honestly one of the best mothers I have ever, ever met.... I wish my mother was more like her... This is a great family thst was rocked by some idiot thst left the scene of an accident they caused.... Please, anyone with information contact law enforcement, even anonomously..... Just let justice be served.... Please.
Catherine Corcoran Botte December 12, 2012 at 05:32 PM
@chattsworth..when the bike is 3 pieces and parts of the car are found at the crime scene YOU KNOW YOU HIT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING! Who ever hit my Granddaughter knew it! Since our area has a large population of illegal immigrants it's pretty easy to add them to the list of possibilities along with someone texting and/or drinking.

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