Monroe, NJ – Christopher Pina Killed in Bike Crash at Ave J & Ave K
Monroe, NJ (May 7, 2020) – On Saturday, May 2nd, a 20-year-old Spotswood man and graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School was killed in a collision in Monroe, New Jersey. The victim was later identified by local authorities as Christopher Pina. The accident reportedly occurred near the area of Avenue J and Avenue K as Pina was leaving his home.
Pina was riding on a bicycle when he became latched to an open window of an acquaintance’s car. Pina lost control of the bike and proceeded to hit the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene at around 11:23 a.m.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Christopher Pina at this time.
New Jersey Deadly Cycling Crashes
There were 783 cyclists killed in car accidents in 2017. In 2016, a reported 467,000 bicycle collisions resulted in injuries. Despite only accounting for 1% of transportation in the United States, cyclists are over-represented in national roadway fatalities.
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