Couple Injured After Motorcycle Collided with Deer Near Mount Misery Road

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MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – A couple riding a motorcycle on Mount Misery Road in Manchester struck a deer and were both rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

According to the Manchester Police Department, on Sunday, at approximately 5:36 pm, officers responded to Pasadena Road near the intersection of Mount Misery Road, in the Whiting section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a single motorcycle.

“Upon arrival, officers observed a red 2018 Harley Davidson Road Glide Motorcycle laying on its side in the westbound shoulder of the roadway,” the department said in a police report. “The motorcycle was being operated by Frederick Fritz, 55, of Manchester and Phyllis Fritz, 53, also of Manchester occupied the passenger seat of the motorcycle prior to the crash.”

Police said their investigation revealed that Mr. Fritz was traveling eastbound on Pasadena Road when a deer suddenly entered the roadway, striking the motorcycle on its left side. The impact resulted in both occupants being ejected from the motorcycle.


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“The motorcycle continued forward down the roadway before coming to final rest on the dirt shoulder of the westbound side of the roadway. Frederick and Phyllis were subsequently transported via ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment,” the department said.