Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Somers Point police investigating mother-daughter, pedestrian-vehicle accident
top story

Somers Point police investigating mother-daughter, pedestrian-vehicle accident

{{featured_button_text}}
071421-pac-nws-somerspoint

Police investigate an incident at Bay and Johnson avenues in Somers Point in which an 81-year-old woman was pinned between two vehicles.

SOMERS POINT — Police are investigating a mother-daughter, vehicle-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning at Johnson and Bay avenues.

At 10:34 a.m., an 81-year-old mother from Northfield and her daughter, a 58-year-old from the Ocean View section of Dennis Township, were carpooling to the beach in two separate vehicles, police Chief Robert Somers said.

The two cars parked on Johnson Avenue to load the beach stuff into one car, Somers said.

The mother was loading items into the daughter’s car. The daughter moved her mother’s car in an attempt to reposition it, Somers said. The daughter struck the back of her car with her mother’s car and pinned her mother, who was loading the beach stuff, Somers said.

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.
{{featured_button_text}}

The daughter was treated and released from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, Somers said. The mother sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the trauma center at AtlantiCare in Atlantic City. As of Tuesday evening, police did not release the names of the two women.

The mother was still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries as of Tuesday evening, Somers said. Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor, but the incident remains under investigation.

Police set up a perimeter at a residence at Bay and Johnson. At least a half-dozen officers remained on the scene for at least two hours, including Somers, and a few residents could be seen peeking out their front doors to see what was happening.

Between a white SUV and blue SUV on the ground were some personal belongings, including a flipflop. Next to the flipflop appeared to be a small pool of blood.

About 12:30 p.m., the white SUV was towed away. The tow truck came back to the intersection 15 minutes later and removed the blue SUV.

Staff Writer Vincent Jackson contributed to this report.

Contact Ahmad Austin:

609-272-7404

aaustin@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressAustin

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

The best local coverage, unlimited

Sign up for a digital subscription to The Press of Atlantic City now and take advantage of a great offer.

LEARN MORE

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News