Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuckahoe Suffers A Series Of Bike Crashes

LATEST NEWS: Bicyclist seriously hurt in fall at Tuckahoe rail crossing
Press Staff Reports
Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2008

UPPER TOWNSHIP - A bicyclist was seriously hurt Tuesday night at a railroad crossing on Tuckahoe-Mt Pleasant Rd. in Tuckahoe.
Upper Township EMS and Atlanticare Paramedics responded to the intersection for a report of a bicyclist down in the roadway. According to a group of 6 to 8 other cyclists, the victim went down after getting caught in railroad tracks.

Township EMS arrived to find the cyclist had sustained a head injury with a short period of unconsciousness prior to their arrival. It was also reported that the victim was combative.

The victim was transported by ground to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

According to Sgt. Nocon of the Woodbine station, troopers did not respond to the accident because they were not notified.

One week ago, a group of bicyclists riding on Tuckahoe-Mount Pleasant Road crashed after encountering "several significant pot holes" near the southbound shoulder, according to State Police.

That accident also sent a rider to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, City Trauma Division, with a head injury.