On Saturday July 28, 2018 at 1:04 am numerous Toms River Police patrol units responded to the intersection of Route 35 and 1st Ave for a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. 23 Year old Shabnamkhon Usmanova of Seaside Heights, was travelling on her bicycle southbound on Route 35 in Ortley Beach when she was struck by a passing 2006 Mazda M3S operated by Timothy R. Kellers, Jr, 32 years old of Seaside Heights. Shabnamkhon Usmanova suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she remains in critical condition. Mr. Kellers showed no signs of impairment following the crash.
The crash is under investigation by Toms River Traffic Officer PJ Gambardella in conjunction with Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident can call 732-349-0150.