Toms River Police Investigating Pedestrian & Motorcycle Accidents
Pedestrian and motorcycle rider transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in separate accidents
According to Toms River Township Police Chief Michael Mastronardy, the department is currently investigating a pair of recent accidents involving both pedestrians and motorcycles.
“William Callahan, 46, of Gardina Way in Toms River, was walking his bicycle across Route 9 near Swain Avenue at about 4 p.m. on Friday, when he was struck by a southbound Cadillac operated by Carolyn George of Toms River,” said the chief.
Callahan was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s trauma unit with a head injury, and George was treated at Community Medical Center. According to Traffic Safety Officer Steven Schwartz, Callahan walked into traffic in front of the Cadillac. He was assisted at the scene by Officer George Fernicola.
In addition, Toms River law enforcement authorities are looking into a motorcycle accident that occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, at Route 70 and Whitesville Road.
“James Perna, 39, of Nutley, New Jersey was heading westbound on Route 70, when he apparently lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and as a result was ejected from the bike,” said Chief Mastronardy.
Perna was driven to Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s trauma unit by the Silverton First Aid Squad. Traffic Safety Officer Terry Warren and Sergeant Chris Dudzik are investigating the crash, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.