The driver of a vintage Corvette is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking a bicyclist with his car in Fairfield, New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
Sixty-year-old John Lehr of North Caldwell, New Jersey has been charged with allegedly having an unsafe vehicle, careless and reckless driving, and making an unsafe lane change in his red 1959 Corvette.
A photo from the scene posted on the Fairfield Police Department’s Facebook page shows the Corvette resting on top of the bike after the incident occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Two Bridges Road near the entrance to Route 46 East.
Police believe Lehr – as he attempted to enter Route 46 East – did not see the bicyclist – headed north on Two Bridges Road and crossing the entrance ramp for Route 46 East – before striking him and dragging him possibly as far as 100 feet before coming to a stop.
The 46-year-old bicyclist from Millburn was carried to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson to treat his injuries, with no report on his condition available.
Conducting the investigation were Fairfield Police Sergeant Ian Rasmussen, Officer Louis Bisciotti, and Detective Daniel Moran.
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