SUV Strikes Bicyclist on Millburn Avenue

An SUV hit a 30-year-old Maplewood resident and drives away

A Maplewood resident was struck, riding his bicycle to work on Millburn Avenue, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, by a black SUV that left the scene, police said.

John Cain, 30, said he was heading toward downtown Millburn when the SUV made a right-hand turn on Wyoming Avenue without a turn signal.

Cain said he managed to jump off his bicycle after it was hit, avoiding any injuries. 

He said, after the accident, he exchanged words with the driver before the SUV drove off.

"The guy in the SUV said he had the right of way," Cain said. "I said you just hit me dude, I'm calling the cops and he took off."

The Maplewood resident said his front tire was ruined and he was upset because he just replaced the back tire. 

Cain said he was riding to work in Berkeley Heights. His wife, who is 7-months pregnant, was picking him up.

Millburn First Aid Squad responded to the accident and released Cain. 

A police officer on the scene said, they were given the license plate number of the SUV from "a good samaritan," and are following up the accident. 

Brian Hurrel August 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Garage, you should have quit while you still seemed sane.
kathryn thompson August 25, 2012 at 02:14 PM
unleb August 25, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Classic. After a long thread of exchanging opinions (most of which the Millburn police seem to agree with, given that they issued summonses to the driver of the SUV for careless driving, leaving the scene and failure to report an accident), this devolves into cursing and calling someone a liar... really classy... if you can't get someone to agree with you, just scream louder and call them names.
Robert Dunne August 27, 2012 at 04:39 PM
GarageRock: Wrong assumptions: If you zoom in on the bike you will see normal pedals, no clips, Also asked John and said normal pedals and bike is far from pro.
Mandeville September 05, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Garage Rock must actually be the hit & run driver, what's his name? Marc Somebody. He's just way too rabid.


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