On Saturday, June 10, 2023, at approximately 2:47 pm, members of the Manchester Township Police responded to the area of the Savannah Road and Tenth Avenue, in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township, for the report of a Bicyclist collision an SUV with an injury. Upon arrival, officers located an E-Bike within the intersection as well as a 2017 Nissan Rouge SUV. The investigation revealed that the operator of the E-Bike was traveling on Savannah Road when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Tenth Avenue. The bicyclist identified as 51 year old Scott Sheets was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for his injuries was he was listed in stable condition after the crash.
Although low speed electric bicycles are permitted to be operated on roadways under current New Jersey Law, there are restrictions and additional requirements based on the class of the electric bicycle. The Manchester Police would like to remind those members of the public that they must always wear a helmet, keep to the right, and obey all other motor vehicle laws.
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The crash remains under investigation by Patrolman Keith Douglas of the Manchester Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.