Little Egg Harbor Man Dies Riding Electric Bike on Route 37 In Toms River

September 27, 2023

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCAN)–Toms River Police reported that shortly after 8:00 a.m., this morning, police units were dispatched to Route 37 East, at the intersection of River Drive for a motor vehicle accident involving an electric bike. The initial investigation revealed a 33-yearold male from Little Egg Harbor was traveling west on his electric bike in the westbound shoulder of Route 37 East when he made a sudden left turn into traffic and was struck by a vehicle in the center lane of the highway. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

The bicyclist suffered severe injuries and was taken to Community Medical Center by Toms River EMS
where he was later pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer, Corporal Robert Westfall. Also assisting at the scene were the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Hatzalah Volunteer EMS.

The bicyclist’s name is being withheld pending notifications.