Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bicyclist Struck By Hit and Run Motorist In West Deptford

From the Gloucester County Times:

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — A bicyclist was struck on Jessup Road here by a motorist who fled the scene, authorities said Thursday.

The cyclist, Randall Gartner, 43, of Lupton Avenue, Woodbury, sustained a broken left arm and left leg in the 5 a.m. incident. He was treated at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury and released.

Gartner, who was wearing a bright yellow jacket and a helmet, was riding his road bike east on Jessup Road near a railroad crossing when he was struck from behind, according to a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The vehicle, for which there is no description, should have sustained front-end damage in the collision. Recovered at the crash site was a plastic fragment of what appears to be a wind deflector from a sunroof.

Anyone with information about the hit-run driver and vehicle is asked to call Det. Nick Schock of the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office crash investigation unit at (856) 384-5635.

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Note that Jessup Rd has nice wide shoulders