Bicyclist Injured After Being Struck in Manchester, Police Report

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MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – A bicyclist was struck on Friday, June 24th at around 10:26 am according to the Manchester Police Department. Police at this time suspect the operator of the bike, 61-year-old Joseph Kubiak of Whiting entered the roadway when he was struck.

At approximately 10:26 am, members of the Manchester Township Police responded to the area of the Lacey Road near Manchester Boulevard for the report of a collision involving a bicyclist, in the Whiting section of the township.

“Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male in the roadway next to his bicycle and a 2003 Blue Dodge Ram with a utility trailer attached. The investigation is currently ongoing; however, the preliminary findings indicated that the bicyclist entered the Dodge’s lane of travel at low speeds before impacting the side of the utility trailer,” Lt. James Komsa said. “The operator of the Dodge, 32-year-old Gregory Gianci Jr of Waretown, was uninjured in the collision. The operator of the bicycle, 61-year-old Joseph Kubiak of Whiting, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Robert Wood Johnson Life Flight medevac helicopter where he is currently listed in critical condition.”

Mr. Kubiak was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and experienced a possible medical episode prior to the impact.

Editor’s Correction: This article was originally published to report that the bicyclist had died. The initial report was based on a faulty earlier information release by our reporter. We apologize for the error. Phil Stilton – editor /Shore News Network.