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Lower Township Police Department
Friday September 14th, 2018 :: 10:07 a.m. EDT


Juvenile Pedalcyclist Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident

On September 13, 2018 at approximately 5:44 p.m., Lower Township Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Harvard Avenue and East Pacific Avenue for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedalcyclist and a vehicle.

Officers arrived on scene and immediately requested the assistance of the Lower Township Rescue Squad and Atlantic Care Paramedics due to head trauma suffered by the pedalcyclist.  During the course of the investigation, officers determined the pedalcyclist was a 15 year-old male from the Villas section of Lower Township. The juvenile’s parents were notified of the accident and escorted to the scene.

Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, 65 year-old Vincent Pale, of the Villas section of Lower Township. He stated he was traveling North on Harvard Avenue when the Pedalcyclist, who was traveling East on East Pacific Avenue, failed to stop and yield at the stop sign located at the intersection of East Pacific Avenue and Harvard Avenue, and struck the driver side of his vehicle. The pedalcyclist was ejected from his bicycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The Juvenile Pedalcyclist was transported to Atlantic City Medical Center City Division by Lower Township Rescue, with the assistance of Atlantic Care Paramedics.

This incident is being investigated by Ptlm. Coombs of the Lower Township Police Department.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

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