SUV Strikes Bicyclist on Millburn Avenue
An SUV hit a 30-year-old Maplewood resident and drives away
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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.