Good Samaritan Struck and Killed While Helping To Push Disabled Car off Garden State Parkway
Accident happened at mile marker 74.7 northbound, State Police say
A man who was trying to help push a disabled car off the northbound lane of the Garden State Parkway in Lacey Township died when a passing car struck and killed him early this evening, State Police said.
Preliminary reports indicate the man was one of four who stopped to push the disabled car onto the shoulder of the roadway, Sgt. Adam Grossman said.
"The person at the rear left of the vehicle was struck by a passing motor vehicle," he said. "Unfortunately it looks like a Good Samaritan...they are still trying to sort things out."
The man - whose identify is being withheld for now - was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by the Lacey Township First Aid Squad.
"He was pronounced dead at the hospital," Grossman said.
The accident occurred at 5:46 p.m. at mile marker 74.7. More information will be released tomorrow, he said.