A bicyclist was transported to Morristown Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after police said he "suffered serious injuries" when he allegedly crashed into an moving car.
According to a press release sent by Chatham Borough Police Lt. Brian Gibbons, the crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. The bicyclist, Jose Batista, of Cranford, was traveling east in the shoulder on Main Street when the driver of a Ford Freestyle, Patrick McVeigh, of Chatham, was making a left turn into the CVS parking lot from the westbound lane.
Gibbons said Batista struck the rear passenger side of the car. Batista was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the press release said, and was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
Chatham police will be issuing Batista a summons for failure to exercise due care when passing a standing or slow-moving vehicle proceeding in the same direction, Gibbons said.