A Point Borough man is charged with failure to stop for a stop sign and reckless driving after his truck collided with a motorcycle on Route 88 near Wendy's, police said on Thursday.
Joseph R. Lamson, 35, is accused of driving his Dodge Ram truck through a stop sign without stopping on Mistletoe in Point Borough, which led to a motorcyclist driving in the westbound lane of Route 88 to crash into him just after 9 p.m. Monday, said Captain Richard Larsen.
The motorcyclist, 40, who lives in the Lanoka Harbor section of Lacey Township, was injured, but those injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. At the scene, he complained of pain in his ribs, lower extremities and hip, Larsen said.
He was treated by the Point Boro First Aid Squad and transported to Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Larsen said, adding that the department is not releasing his name.
Larsen said that the motorcyclist had used his brakes "and tried to avoid the collision, but it was inevitable," he added.
Police Officer Ryan Barker was behind the motorcycle when the collision occurred, so he responded, investigated and charged Lamson, Larsen said.
Lamson had been alone in his vehicle when he drove through a stop sign on the southeast corner of Mistletoe by Wendy's, intending to drive through the Route 88 intersection and continue on the other side of Mistletoe, Larsen said.