Joseph Strike Jr., 52, of Galloway Township, died Monday evening after the motorized scooter he was riding was hit by a car in Smithville.
Michael Ryan, 24, of Galloway Township was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla east on Moss Mill Road at about 6:18 p.m. Monday (Dec. 30) when his vehicle struck the scooter, according to a Galloway Township Police Department report.
The accident occurred near the intersection with Quail Hill Boulevard.
A witness recalled seeing the scooter stationary in the eastbound lane of Moss Mill for an unknown reason prior to impact, police said.
Strike was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus by the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Moss Mill Road between Quail Hill Boulevard and Smith Bowen Road was shut down for approximately two hours while the scene was investigated and the roadway was cleared.
The accident is being investigated by Ofc. Steve Garrison, Ofc. Pat Neal, and Ofc. Kevin Costa of the Traffic Safety Unit.