A bicyclist was taken to Morristown Medical Center with a variety of injuries after being struck by a car Sunday afternoon, according to Washington Township Police.
Officers Scott Myers, William McCarthy, and Sgt. Jeff Almer responded to Fairmount Road at about 1 p.m. near the Long Valley Dog Park on Fairmount Road for a report of a car striking a bicyclist, Lt. Art Adams said.
When police arrived they found the bicyclist lying on the northbound shoulder of the road with injuries, Adams said. The driver of the vehicle, Vincent Scavuzzo, 46, of Randolph, said he was attempting to make a U-turn just south of the dog park entrance, pulled across both lanes and hit the bicyclist, which sent the rider into a guide rail, Adams said.
The bicyclist – whose name is not being released pending notification to family – had injuries to his arm and hip, and was taken to Morristown Medical Center by the Long Valley First Aid Squad, Adams said.
A subsequent investigation found Scavuzzo had an active warrant for $725 out of Union. Scavuzzo was arrested and processed at police headquarters.
Scavuzzo was issued summonses for driving while suspended, careless driving, and contempt of court.
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