Monday, October 01, 2007

Mercer County Bicyclist Killed

Lawrence bicyclist hurt in crash dies from injuries
by Michael Ratcliffe/The TimesMonday October 01, 2007, 6:02 PM

LAWRENCE -- A township resident has died from injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident Saturday evening, police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Monday.

The man who was riding this bicycle was critically injured in an accident in Lawrence Saturday night. The man, William Van Pelt of Woodlane Road, was rushed by ambulance to the trauma center at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital in Trenton following the 9:30 p.m. Saturday accident on Lawrence Road (Route 206) and later died, authorities said.

Van Pelt was bicycling north on Lawrence Road when he apparently fell off his bike and struck his head on the curb, authorities said. Authorities said they are still investigating whether Van Pelt was hit by a passing vehicle or if he simply lost control of his bicycle. Contact Michael Ratcliffe