STAFFORD–On Wednesday 2/6/13 at 9:22 am, Stafford Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle in front of Southern Regional High School. Investigation shows a vehicle operated by Gregory Nelson, 28 of Lanoka Harbor was traveling south on Route 9 in front of the high school and collided with a bicyclist operated by Marta Velasquez, 27 of Manahawkin. Preliminary investigation shows Velasquez attempted to cross the highway and was struck by Nelson’s vehicle. Velasquez sustained severe injury from the collision and was airlifted to Atlantic City Trauma center for treatment.
Traffic was diverted down Cedar Bridge Road during the scene investigation. As of noon, Velasquez is listed in stable condition. The collision is currently under investigation by the Stafford Police Traffic Unit, any witnesses are asked to contact 609-597-1189 X8436.