Shortly after 8:00 this morning, police units were dispatched to Route 37 E, at the intersection of River Drive for a motor vehicle accident involving an electric bike.
The initial investigation revealed a 33-year-old male from Little Egg Harbor was traveling west on his electric bike in the westbound shoulder of Route 37 East when he made a sudden left turn into traffic and was struck by a vehicle in the center lane of the highway. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
The bicyclist suffered severe injuries and was taken to Community Medical Center by Toms River EMS where he was later prounced. The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer, Corporal Robert Westfall. Also assisting at the scene were the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Hatzalah Volunteer EMS.