Freehold Resident Left Holding Bill After Hit and Run Accident in Marlboro

The accident happened on Oct. 13 outside Damon's Grill on Route 9.

Freehold resident Kristina Tipps was traveling northbound on Route 9 in Marlboro when she was involved in what became a hit and run accident.

A male driver hit the back of Tipps' Toyota Camry in front of Damon's Grill on Route 9 Northbound in Marlboro, and took off once Tipps said she wanted to call the police.

"He was trying to get around the stop and go traffic that happens on the weekends," Tipps said. "When he hit me, he got out of his car and insisted there was no damage to any cars, and stood in front of my door blocking me from exiting."

By the time Tipps found her phone, which had flown around her car due to the impact, Tipps said the male driver then became irritated and left.

The male driver, in a 90's model black Toyota Rav 4 or Honda CRV, had no visible license plates according to a township police report. Tipps said he was wearing sunglasses, a camouflage colored baseball hat and was tan. He had a window cling on the back that said "no room".

Upon impact Tipps said her head slammed into her steering wheel then quickly snapped back, an injury she is not being treated for.

"Even though the damage is minimal, it is frustrating that I have to pay for that and my medical bills," she said.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to call the Marlboro Township Police Department at (732) 536-0100.

John Hayes October 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Wow, I feel your pain, Kristina. This happened to me several years ago in Marlboro. A young driver hit the back of my car, then took off. He got away but I had his plate number and a description. With the help of the tremendous Marlboro PD, I was able to recover the cost of the repair several months later. Wishing you the best of luck getting this sorted out.


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