Stafford Police say the bicyclist hit by a Dodge Ram pickup on Friday September 14 around 3:08 pm on Route 72 was crossing a part of the highway not marked for crossing and traffic was moving in that direction.

The driver, Christopher S. Olivier, 41, of Little Egg Harbor made an effort to avoid the bicyclist, John Schwester, 70, of Point Pleasant, as he was heading toward Mill Creek Road but ended up knocking him over with the trailer he was towing in front of the Taco Bell on Route 72.

Olivier ended up driving onto the median as he aimed to avoid a collision.

Schwester suffered an injury to his left arm and was treated at Atlantic City Medical Center.

At the time of the collision, police say Schwester was crossing a portion of the highway not marked for crossing and traffic was flowing westbound on Route 72.

Stafford Patrolman Jillson is the investigating officer on the accident.

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