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Police: 15-year-old girl struck by vehicle on Route 72; flown to medical center

Police in Stafford Township say a 15-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle earlier this week on Route 72.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2022, 10:56 AM

Updated 707 days ago

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Police in Stafford Township say a 15-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle earlier this week on Route 72.
Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck Wednesday around 7:10 p.m. on Route 72 in the area of West Bay Avenue.
According to police, a 2012 black Toyota Tacoma driven by a 22-year-old man from Manahawkin was merging onto Route 72 from West Bay Avenue at the same time the teen from Barnegat was crossing from the Holiday Inn with a group of friends. That's when she was struck.
Police say she was taken to a hospital and eventually flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center with head and lower body injuries. There are no updates on her condition yet.
No charges have been filed.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Traffic Safety Officer Justin Pascale at (609) 597-1189 extension 8436 or at jpascale@staffordpolice.org.



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