FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (February 15, 2017)--A Pittsgrove, Salem County husband and wife riding bicycles on the southbound shoulder of Delsea Drive in Franklin Township struck today, Wednesday afternoon by a car, critically injuring the 57-year-old woman and also injuring her 62-year-old husband.
The driver of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, Emilio Ortega 3rd (DOB 1/13/76), of Monroeville has been charged with two counts of assault by auto and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and has been jailed. He stopped at the scene of the crash. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the Franklin Township Police Department are investigating.
Critically injured in the crash shortly after 2 p.m. was Susan L. Kinnan. (DOB 12/21/59). She was airlifted to Cooper Medical Center, Camden. Her husband, John D Kinnan Jr. (DOB 4/14/54) was transported by ambulance to Cooper and is in stable condition.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.