Propane truck strikes vehicles, Berkeley Township restaurant


Date Published: 2023/07/20

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A 57-year-old man crashed a propane truck into several vehicles and a Berkeley Township business Wednesday morning, reports Daily Voice.

Berkeley Township Police responded to the scene at the Chicken Holiday restaurant, located in a strip mall off U.S. Route 9 (Atlantic City Boulevard) in the Bayville area. Dispatchers first received the call at around 7:00 a.m.

According to authorities, Todd Giglio, of Manchester, was driving a Blue Rhino Propane truck when he suffered a medical episode. After running a red light near 441 Atlantic City Boulevard and Frederick Drive, the truck hit a silver Hyundai Tucson that was waiting to continue northbound. The truck then went up a curb and traveled into Berkeley Plaza, where it collided with a vacant Chevy box truck used for advertisements, causing the box truck to overturn. After running over bushes on a median, the truck hit two SUV, a black Jeep Laredo and a white Ford Expedition, which were parked in front of Pet Supplies Plus. The truck jumped another curb before slamming to the restaurant and coming to a stop.

EMS personnel transported Giglio to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. The driver of the Hyundai that was hit at the intersection received treatment for chest pain at the scene, but ultimately declined transport to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Though Chicken Holiday was unoccupied at the time of the crash, the restaurant and multiple neighboring businesses, including Acme Draft House, Lee Nails, and Pet Supplies Plus, were forced to temporarily close until further notice. Berkeley Township Police said the building that houses the businesses was deemed structurally unsafe following the incident.

An investigation by the Berkeley Township Traffic Safety Bureau remains ongoing.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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