Middle Township Police are investigating an accident where a teenager was struck on Route 9 overnight while riding a skateboard.
The incident happened just before 1 AM on US Route 9 in the Mayville section of Middle Township. The skateboarder, an unidentified 15 year old who was heading northbound. The driver that struck the teen was heading southbound. The investigation states that the driver of the vehicle, Samuel Caraballo 3rd, entered the northbound lanes to pass a vehicle in front of him in a passing zone. In going into the northbound lanes however, Caraballo struck the juvenile in the lanes. The vehicle veered off the road and struck a utility pole.
The 15 year old suffered serious injuries and was flown to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. Caraballo remained on scene at time of the accident and was not injured. Caraballo was driving on a suspended license at the time of the accident. He was charged with Causing Serious Bodily Injury During a Motor Vehicle Accident While Driving Suspended, a 4th degree crime. He also faces a summons for Driving While Suspended and Driving after Hours for a Provisional Driver. He was released on his own recognizance.
The investigation into the incident is on-going.
In the wake of yesterday’s system, icy spots will be a concern for the region along with the bitter cold. Look for lows in the teens and 20S. Highs close to 30. West winds 5-10 mph with feels like temperatures in the teens. Bundle up and watch for icy patches on roads and sidewalks.
Wednesday (29/21): Sun/Clouds
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Saturday (36/35): Rain/Snow