Man hospitalized with ‘serious’ injuries after being hit by truck

Submitted by New Jersey Truck Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.

BRICK TOWNSHIP – A 29-year-old township man was hospitalized Sunday night after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing Herbertsville Road, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday.

At approximately 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, Brick Township police responded to the area of Herbertsville Road and Hulse Avenue for a reported motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.Ambulance File Photo.jpg

A preliminary investigation by the Brick Police Department, Toms River Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI found that a 2015 GMC Sierra – operated by Jeffrey Bevacqua, 52, of Brick – was travelling westbound on Herbertsville Road when it struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – identified as John Leddy, 29, of Brick – was attempting to cross the roadway, from north to south, when he was struck in the westbound lane just before the double center line, the prosecutor’s office said.

Leddy was transported by ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with serious internal injuries and multiple broken bones, authorities said.

Officers at the scene reported that Bevacqua showed no visual signs impairment and a search of his cell phone on scene revealed that it was not in use during the time of the crash, the prosecutor’s office said.

His vehicle will be secured at the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI pending a search and download of the Event Data Recorder.

The investigation was ongoing as of Monday afternoon.

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Jeffrey Hark is a New Jersey Civil and Criminal Lawyer.

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