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Absecon Police Department
Friday June 17th, 2022 :: 03:16 p.m. EDT


Crash Involving NJ Transit Bus Results in Fatality

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2022

A Galloway man, John Barker, 48, died in a crash involving a NJ Transit bus just after 5:00 PM at the intersection of S. Shore Road and Ohio Avenue.

Officers responded to the call on Thursday, June 16, 2022 and found a passenger vehicle and a NJ Transit bus, both with significant damage. Life-saving measures were provided to all involved. More than a dozen occupants aboard the bus sustained injuries.

Investigators learned that the crash occurred while a NJ Transit bus was traveling north on S. Shore Road negotiating a left turn onto Ohio Avenue. A 2006 Mercedes sedan was traveling south on S. Shore Road. The impact occurred at the intersection. The sole occupant and driver of the sedan died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation in on-going, however, speed is believed to be a contributing factor. The roadway was closed for approximately five hours while the crash was investigated.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ Transit Police, Absecon Fire Department, and numerous EMS mutual aid personnel assisted.

Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact the Absecon Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit at (609) 641-0667 ext. 208.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

S Shore Rd & Ohio Ave
Absecon, NJ 08201

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