Cyclist killed by pickup truck on NJ-70 in Lakewood Township


Date Published: 2022/09/02

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A man died Thursday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bicycle on Route 70 in Lakewood Township, reports local media.

The fatal incident occurred at the intersection with New Hampshire Avenue, at about 8:12 p.m.

According to Ocean County Police, the man was riding a bicycle westbound on the south shoulder of Route 70 when he was hit by a blue full-size, four-door pickup truck, whose driver fled westbound toward Manchester Township. Officials said the suspect vehicle likely has damage to its front-end and driver’s side headlamp.

It was not immediately clear whether the victim died at the scene or at a hospital.

No further information has been shared at this time, but an investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Andrew Marnett with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office – Vehicular Homicide Unit at 732-929-2077, extension 3790.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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