Fair Haven Councilman Jerome Koch, 63, suffered fatal injuries when a car struck his bicycle. According to an NJ.com news report, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on River Road near Elm Place in Fair Haven. He was pronounced dead the day after the crash at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. It is unclear what caused the crash, but it does not appear from the report that the driver will face citations for the crash.
Even skilled and experienced riders can suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Bicyclists are simply not provided enough protection to survive a major collision. This is why all bicyclists would be well advised to: