Accident Under Investigation in Manahawkin

On January 20th, 2017 at approximately 4:20pm, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Neptune Drive and Breakers Drive. This is located in Ocean Acres.

Investigation revealed that a 2009 Honda Civic being operated by Julie Ruch, 31 years old of Manahawkin, N.J. was travelling east on Breakers Drive. At this time, he failed to stop for a stop sign, and struck a 2012 Cadillac SRX operated by Kristen Musolf, 35 years old of Manahawkin, N.J. She was travelling north on Neptune Drive.

Ruch sustained a minor head injury, and was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center via Quality Medical Transport.

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Musolf had to be extricated from her vehicle by members of the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company. She was later transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center via Stafford Township Volunteer EMS for a complaint of back and leg pain.


The roadway at this location was temporarily closed for approximately 45 minutes, and later reopened.

This accident is still under investigation by Officer Vincent.

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