A Toms River woman suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a car as she was trying to walk onto Bay Avenue from Coolidge Avenue on Friday night just after 7:00 pm.


Gina Russamano, 57-years old of Coolidge Avenue in Toms River was walking north along that street towards Bay Avenue when she was struck by a 2001 Toyota Tacoma.

The driver, 19-year old Nicolo Accreditato of Hunt Drive in Toms River, was heading west on Bay Avenue prior to the fatal accident.

Emergency response teams and police arrived at the corner of Bay Avenue and Coolidge to find Russamano lying unconscious in the road.

Life saving measures were performed and she was transported to Community Medical Center where she passed away a short time later.

The accident is under investigation by Toms River Police and no charges have been reportedly filed against Accreditato.

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Contact Reporter Vin Ebenau at 848-221-8100 or at vin.ebenau@townsquaremedia.com

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