A 58-year-old Manahawkin man was injured Saturday when he was struck by a truck at Stafford Square Mall, police said.
On Saturday morning around 11 a.m., Stafford Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a truck and a pedacyclist on Route 72 in front of Stafford Square shopping center.
The driver of the vehicle, Christian Sandfort, 19 of Galloway Township was traveling east in the right lane when a pedacyclist identified as Raul Sorto, 58, of Manahawkin was crossing from the north side of Route 72 towards Stafford Square shopping center and did not see Sandfort's truck approaching, police said.
Traffic in the left and center lane was stopped and backed up through the intersection which may have provided Sorto with the reasoning the right lane was stopped as well, police said.
Mr Sorto struck the side of the truck and ended up with his foot getting run over by the truck causing serious injuries to his foot.
Sorto was transported to Atlantic City Trauma Center for treatment of his injuries where he is listed in stable condition. Responding to the accident were the Stafford Township Police Department, Stafford Township EMS, Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company and Monoc Paramedics.
The collision is under investigation by the Traffic Safety Officer Justin Pascale of Stafford Township Police Traffic Unit, any witnesses are asked to call 609-597-1189 X8436.