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Cell Phone Distraction Cited as Cause for Driver Hitting Brick Girl, 16

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The intersection of Sally Ike and Lanes Mill roads. (Credit: Google)
The intersection of Sally Ike and Lanes Mill roads. (Credit: Google)

Brick police have charged a township woman with operating her vehicle while using a cell phone after she struck a 16-year-old girl, also from Brick, with her car Monday.

The driver, Vicki Asaro, was also issued a summons for careless driving.

According to Brick Police Sgt. Neal Pedersen, Asaro was traveling southbound on Sally Ike Road at about 12:43 p.m. and was in the process of making a right turn onto Lanes Mill Rd southbound when she was distracted by her cell phone.  When Asaro looked down at her phone, she hit a curb and struck a street sign.

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“After striking the street sign she continued and struck the juvenile who was walking on the sidewalk,” Pedersen said.

The juvenile was thrown several feet and suffered a leg injury. Brick Police EMS and paramedics responded and transported the girl, whose name was not released, to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.


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  • SB

    With blue tooth, there’s no reason at all to be distracted by a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Hope the injured girl is okay!

    People need to use a hands-free device or pull the freakin’ car over. Nothing is so urgent that it can’t wait until you pull to the side. Hope they fine this moron to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Richard Weber

    I disagree, cell phones are illegal for a reason! Even with hands free, once engaged in a conversation, 100% attention is no longer at the task at hand of driving an automobile. That is how this town should fund the taxes that are so high! Start hitting people with fines, but first you have to tell the officers to obey the law as well on that one! Probably why they don’t issue tickets………What a money maker it would be!