Bicyclist, 85, injured in collision with town sanitation truck, police say
OCEAN TOWNSHIP (Monmouth) — An 85-year-old Long Branch man suffered injuries including a broken hip after he collided with a municipal sanitation truck while riding his bicycle along a busy roadway Wednesday morning.
Police say Ronald Dunn was riding his bike eastbound on Park Avenue at about 9:26 a.m. on Wednesday. At the same time, a township sanitation truck driven by Gualberto Santiago was heading in the same direction and stopped at a red light on Norwood Avenue.
According to police, when the light turned green, the truck turned left, then headed north onto Norwood Avenue.
"As he was turning, Dunn who was traveling in the opposite lane and against the flow of traffic rode into the intersection and collided with the side of the truck," police said in a statement.
When the bicycle and truck collided, Dunn's bike was run over. The man suffered a small head laceration as well as a broken hip, police said. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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