Manchester Twp NJ – On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 7:37 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of County Route 530 and Manchester Blvd., to investigate a collision involving a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers observed a black 2011 Chevrolet Cruz, stationary in the east bound shoulder of CR 530. A pedestrian was observed lying in the east bound lane of the roadway in front of the Whiting Town Center driveway. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Chevrolet was being operated eastbound on CR 530 approximately 375 feet west of Manchester Blvd when it struck a pedestrian who had been attempting to cross CR 530 in front of the Dollar General store. The Chevrolet was being operated by 73 year old, Waldemar Kurbansade, of Whiting, NJ. The pedestrian was 82 year old, Anna Rammos, also of Whiting, NJ. Evidence at the scene as well as driver and witness statements, revealed that the driver of the Chevrolet attempted to avoid the collision by braking and swerving, however, he was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian with the front bumper of his vehicle. It was raining at the time of the crash and the area where the collision occurred was poorly lit. Ms. Rammos sustained injuries to her right leg and was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center via Life Flight Medivac. Also assisting at the scene were Quality Medical Transport personnel and MONOC Paramedics.
The investigation into this crash is still ongoing and is being conducted by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis and Sgt. Antonio Ellis of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.