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Two Accidents At Fischer Intersection Within Minutes

Teen bicyclist as well as a motorcylist sent to hospital

Two accidents both near Cattus Island Boulevard on Fischer Boulevard occurred within minutes of each other last night, sending a 15 year-old bicyclist and a 22 year-old motorcyclist to the hospital.

In the first incident at 8:20 p.m., a 15 year-old boy was riding his bicycle on Fischer Boulevard when he collided with a motor vehicle, said Chief Michael Mastronardy. Information on which direction the boy was riding or other information on the incident was not available.

“This is still under investigation, we are working on the details,” Mastronardy said.

The teen was transported to Community Medical Center on Route 37 for treatment, said the chief.

At 8:21 p.m. the same location had another accident, Mastronardy said.

The second incident was in the northbound lanes of Fischer, when Dan Dickerson, 24, of East Stroudsberg, Penn. was stopped at the traffic light. His 1999 Dodge was struck from behind by a motorcyclist, police said.

Police said Christopher Moore, 22 of Toms River was traveling northbound and ran into the rear the vehicle as it was stopped at the red light. Moore was taken by Toms River Police EMS to Community Medical Center for treatment.

At 9:30 p.m. investigators were at the scene still. The area is near the entrance to and a side entrance to the BellCrest Plaza, as well as the residential neighborhood behind it.

Investigating these accidents are Traffic Safety Officer Stephan Schwartz and Officer Joshua Pedalino.

, the intersection was the site of a collision between a motor vehicle and an illegally parked trailer. At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday a driver rode up into the trailer and overturned as the trailer was unloading cargo and blocking the right lane of Fischer Boulevard southbound near Cattus Island Boulevard.

The three incidents all occurred within 100 yards of each other, according to police. That stretch of Fischer Boulevard has the turning lane leading up to the traffic light at Cattus, plus the intersection of Hazelwood farther south, surrounding the BellCrest Plaza.

. August 12, 2011 at 06:12 PM
For some reason, that intersection has been notorius for accidents through the years.
cindy August 13, 2011 at 01:31 PM
That road has gotten so busy over the years, and with all the strip malls along the way, people are flying on that roadway to connect to Hooper. There are too many businesses not to have speed bumps or similar to enforce the speed limits. It's even dangerous to try and get into these businesses because alot of people are using it to go from TR to Brick or the College. We cannot just police that area but something like speed bumps will work to keep everyone slower. Too many people, too many cars, just put them in every mile between and see the difference. They are cheap to put in and cheap to remove, and I believe that is the most practical, easiest solution for now.
Rachel Tomasi August 13, 2011 at 01:53 PM
The speed limits could be lowered at least. My son was with friends at a car show in the pkg lot of Bell Crest plaza...they didn't mention that in the article. They were doing raffles for kids with special needs, son wasn't sure if special olympics or march of dimes etc and Miss New Jersey was there(during show, I'm not sure if she was still there) so lots of distractions. I heard the car in front that the motor cycle hit was rubber necking and that that accident happened first so if my son who was right there and the car owner be was talking to was an emt and went to render aid (the driver was trying to take his helmet off before the first responders arrived) and he got the details wrong (assuming the article is right) they must have happened almost simultaneously. Must be hard to get the facts with so many witnesses rather than easier.I'm sure they'll figure it out. I just hope everyone hurt is ok and the way ppl fly down that road, maybe they shouldn't have shows and such in that particular lot.
Not Available August 13, 2011 at 02:55 PM
I hope everyone involved in both accidents are ok. With that said, people should pay attention to the road and nothing else. You slam into the back of someone, it is your fault and not the fault of the event happening in the parking lot. People need to take responsibility for their actions.
laura noborine November 08, 2012 at 05:42 PM
another accident there at light 15 mins ago


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