On Saturday April 13, 2019 at approximately 11:00 PM police were dispatched to the intersection of Route 166 and Route 37 for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. NJSP Troopers, who happened upon the accident just after it occurred, were administering CPR to the female victim at the time of our officer’s arrival.
Preliminary investigation revealed, Charles R. Jordan 4th, 22 years old Manchester, was operating a 2006 Nissan Altima westbound in the left travel lane of Route 37. As he approached the intersection with Route 166, the traffic signal had turned to green and he continued into the intersection when he struck Pedestrian, Cheryl Cwiklik, 45 of Toms River who was walking with her husband, Kenneth Robinson, 48 of Toms River. Independent witnesses stated that at the time Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Cwiklik began to cross Route 37, the traffic signal for Route 37 east/west had just changed to green.
Toms River EMS and Monoc paramedics responded and continued CPR as they transported Ms. Cwiklik to Community Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased. Mr. Jordan was fully cooperative in the investigation and was treated at Community Medical Center for minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Investigation is ongoing by Toms River Traffic Safety officer Adam Koeppen and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.