On March 2, 2014, at approximately 7:00 pm, Manchester Police received a call of a pedestrian struck on Falmouth Avenue near the intersection of Central Drive. Ptl. Christian Nazario and Ptl. Brian Volk arrived and found 57 year old, Cynthia Lovanyak, of Whiting, lying in the roadway suffering from an apparent injury. The investigation revealed that Lovanyak was walking her dog on Falmouth Avenue when she was struck by 2004 Mercedes Benz 240, operated by Raymond Mombelardi, an 87 year old male from Brick Township. The Mercedes was traveling east on Falmouth Avenue when the collision occurred. The dog was not injured.
Lovanyak was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center by Quality Medical Transport with Mon-OC Paramedics. Plans to air lift the patient to the trauma center were cancelled due to bad weather. This crash is being investigated by Ptl. Ian Bole of the Traffic Safety Unit. At the time of this press release, Ms. Lovanyak was still listed in stable condition.