Long Branch Driver Strikes, Kills Pedestrian

Fatal accident occurred on Oct. 21 at Route 36 South in Middletown

A Long Branch motorist struck and killed a Port Monmouth woman in Middletown on Sunday.

Middletown Police continue are still investigating the fatal crash which occurred at State Highway 36 Southbound and Wilson Avenue at 8:06 PM., causing a portion of the highway to be closed for about two hours.

Police report Erica L. Hamdan, 31,  was struck and killed while crossing the intersection with another pedestrian.  Police report the vehicle that struck her was operated by Jordan E. Bishop, 23, of Long Branch.

Hamdan was treated at the scene and transported to Riverview Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 8:54 pm Sunday evening.

The crash is being investigated by Cpl. Cliff O’Hara and Cpl. Darrin Simon of the Middletown Twp. Police Traffic Bureau. Police ask that anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the Traffic Bureau at 732-615-2045.

Middletown Police were assisted at the scene by Middletown E.M.S., Monoc Paramedics, Middletown Fire Department, Middletown Fire Police, NJSP Incident Management Team and NJDOT Highway Response Team.


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