Cyclist life flighted from Ocean Blvd in the Atlantic Highlands.

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https://patch.com/new-jersey/rumson/bicyclist-severely-injured-atlantic-highlands-monday-evening @AndyJ . Are you ok? Hoping it wasn’t you. Do you know who it may have been? Aldo got this...
PRESS RELEASE

On 7/23/2018 at approximately 1552 hours, Chief Jerry Vasto of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department reports a 49 y/o cyclist from Keansburg was airlifted by Medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for a head and leg injury sustained during a possible collision with a motor vehicle. Following the possible collision with the motor vehicle the cyclist then struck and flipped over the guard rail and down a steep embankment in the area of Ocean Blvd near Lawrie Rd. The victim reportedly was there for some time but able to eventually crawl up the embankment to the main roadway and flag down a passing motorist who called for help. A vehicle possibly involved in the crash is described as a black or dark colored Dodge Ram Pick Up which may have driver side mirror damage. This is currently under investigation and anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sgt. Harry Murtha or Ptl. Connor McGrath of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at (732)291-1212.

The Atlantic Highlands Fire Department, Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad and MONOC assisted at the scene.
 
#4
https://patch.com/new-jersey/rumson/bicyclist-severely-injured-atlantic-highlands-monday-evening @AndyJ . Are you ok? Hoping it wasn’t you. Do you know who it may have been? Aldo got this...
PRESS RELEASE

On 7/23/2018 at approximately 1552 hours, Chief Jerry Vasto of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department reports a 49 y/o cyclist from Keansburg was airlifted by Medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for a head and leg injury sustained during a possible collision with a motor vehicle. Following the possible collision with the motor vehicle the cyclist then struck and flipped over the guard rail and down a steep embankment in the area of Ocean Blvd near Lawrie Rd. The victim reportedly was there for some time but able to eventually crawl up the embankment to the main roadway and flag down a passing motorist who called for help. A vehicle possibly involved in the crash is described as a black or dark colored Dodge Ram Pick Up which may have driver side mirror damage. This is currently under investigation and anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sgt. Harry Murtha or Ptl. Connor McGrath of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at (732)291-1212.

The Atlantic Highlands Fire Department, Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad and MONOC assisted at the scene.
Update: driver has been apprehended.
 

terrabike01

Well-Known Member
#14
agreed, leaving the scene especially with an injury should be jail time, start making an example of the culprits and the people will notice and in general be more careful. (at least in theory)
Unfortunately, the cell phone is an addiction like crack and some people will never put it down. People can't go 30 seconds sitting at a red light without looking at their cell phone.
 

fidodie

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Staff member
#15
i'll do a little carson action

NJ 39:4-129
. (a) The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene until he has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (c) of this section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. Any person who shall violate this subsection shall be fined not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000, or be imprisoned for a period of 180 days, or both. The term of imprisonment required by this subsection shall be imposed only if the accident resulted in death or injury to a person other than the driver convicted of violating this section.

i found reference to something about permanent injury/disfigurement, but that might be tort law rather than statutory.
 
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shrpshtr325

Infinite Source of Sarcasm
#16
i'll do a little carson action

NJ 39:4-129
. (a) The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene until he has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (c) of this section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. Any person who shall violate this subsection shall be fined not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000, or be imprisoned for a period of 180 days, or both. The term of imprisonment required by this subsection shall be imposed only if the accident resulted in death or injury to a person other than the driver convicted of violating this section.

i found reference to something about permanent injure/disfigurement, but that might be tort law rather than statutory.

i think this is the key, lock him up