On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at approximately 7:26 p.m., a black 2006 Volkswagen Jetta traveling west on Larchmont Street and attempting to turn right onto Commonwealth Boulevard collided with a bicyclist who was riding south in the northbound shoulder of Commonwealth Boulevard, in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township.
The bicyclist, an 11-year-old male, was ejected and thrown off of his bicycle, landing on his back. The 11-year-old rider was not wearing a helmet or any safety equipment at the time of the accident. He was transported to Community Medical Center by the Manchester Volunteer First Aid Squad for complaint of back pain. He was later treated and released.
The crash remains under investigation by Patrolman Ian Bole of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section.
The Manchester Township Police would like to remind all parents that New Jersey State Law requires all children under the age of 17 to wear an approved helmet when riding a bicycle for their safety.