The following is based on information received from a law enforcement agency. The persons named are innocent unless proven otherwise in court.
COLD SPRING – Cape May County Communications Center received a 911 call July 7, at approximately 9:45 p.m. that reported a bicyclist had been struck by a motor vehicle on Seashore Road adjacent to Cape Avenue, south of the Cape May Canal, in Cold Spring.
According to a release, on arrival Patrol Officers Jordan Saini, Adam Hegarty, and Special Officer Patrick Aiken made contact with the injured bicyclist, Cynthia Ann Brown, 58, of Milton, Del.
Brown’s husband was with her and was able to give a brief description of the vehicle to officers. She advised that she was riding on the shoulder of the road when she was struck from behind. She stated the vehicle that struck her continued traveling north without stopping.
The vehicle's description was broadcast over the Lower Township Police channel and officers initiated a search of the surrounding area. A witness to the incident flagged down Patrol Officer William Porch and was able to provide license plate information, as well as other information.
Utilizing that information Cape May County Communications was able to ascertain an address for the vehicle involved in the accident.
Patrol Officer Michael Nuscis responded to the address, located the vehicle and the suspected driver. The driver was identified as Dahy N. Osman, 64, a Lower Township resident.
Osman was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed, and released on a criminal summons; awaiting further adjudication.
He was charged with assault by auto, as well as multiple motor vehicle summonses: recklessdriving, leaving the scene of an accident; and failure to report an accident.
Cynthia A. Brown was transported by Lower Township Rescue, with AtlantiCare MICU on board, to Cape Regional Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries.