Point Pleasant Bicyclist Killed in Route 88 Accident Identified
Suresh Kumar Magan died after the collision with a tractor-trailer on Wednesday morning
Brick Township police have identified the Point Pleasant man killed Wednesday morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Route 88.
Suresh Kumar Magan was pronounced dead at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, after the accident, which occurred just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Route 88 and Coolidge Drive.
Magan, whose age was initially said to be 48 but who may have been older, lived on Route 88 in Point Pleasant and worked at the LukOil gasoline station on the corner of Route 88 and Jordan Road, Brick Capt. John Rein said Thursday. Magan has relatives in India and in London who have been notified, Rein said. No further information was available at this time, he said.
Brick Sgt. David Bedrosian on Wednesday said the initial investigation showed the tractor-trailer was turning right on Coolidge after being stopped at a red traffic light when Magan, who was riding his bicycle along the right edge of Route 88, apparently rode into the passenger side of the truck's cab and was knocked off his bicycle into the road, where he was then hit by the right rear tires of the tractor-trailer.
The driver of the tractor trailer, James J. Southrey, 47, of Sewell, and an unidentified firefighter immediately began to administer CPR to Magan. Core Care, a passing private ambulance service, also rendered assistance until other medical services arrived on scene, Bedrosian said.
Brick Police EMS as well as MONOC paramedics also responded to take Magan to Ocean Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The crash remains under investigation.