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Next Door: Pedestrian Struck Near Train Station

The 66-year-old was crossing Branch Avenue when he was struck Saturday afternoon.

A man crossing the street near the Little Silver Train Station on Saturday afternoon was struck by a station wagon and taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.

Kenneth Sorensen, 66, of Sioux Falls, SD, was struck by a Volvo Station wagon driven by Margarete Rice, 86,  of Ocean Township, at 3:22 p.m. on Saturday, according to Little Silver Police Detective Greg Olivia. 

Sorensen was crossing Branch Avenue at the Sycamore Avenue intersection from the train station when he was struck by Rice, who was turning left from Sycamore Avenue onto Branch Avenue.

The victim was treated at the scene by Little Silver EMS and MONOC Paramedics and transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center and his injuries have not been released.  

The accident is being investigated by the Little Silver Police Department Traffic Safety Unit as well as the Monmouth County SCART team, according to police.

SmallTownAntics December 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM
That's a horrible intersection. It's hard to see in all directions, bad turn lanes, lights/signals are hard to figure out. If you're not familiar with the intersection, it's very easy to get caught in the wrong lanes, or in a dangerous spot on the train tracks. Plus there's no safe place for passengers to walk...they virtually have to cross in front of cars coming in all directions. I see an accident there pretty frequently. Maybe LS officials could work a bit harder to figure out a new system there?
Fred A. Blumberg December 16, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Maybe seniors should be retested for driving skills and attentiveness, along with response time and drug interaction on a yearly basis, its hard enough to drive around here with the texters and phone addicts. 86 is fine in the country, and this was once considered country, but is by far not the country anymore...
Sam L December 17, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Cross at the green and not in between. Cross at the red and you're ....

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