Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Galloway Woman Dies After Being Struck by Car While Walking on Sidewalk

On March 19, 2014, Galloway Township Police responded to a fatal pedestrian accident on Leipzig Avenue and St. Andrews Drive in Galloway Township. 

According to Police, Sharon Musher, 41, of Philadelphia, PA was the driver of a 2007 Honda Civic that was traveling northbound on Leipzig Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck two pedestrians walking southbound on the sidewalk, and then struck a tree. 

A pedestrian identified by Police as Elizabeth Torpey, 67, of Galloway Township was pronounced dead on scene. The second pedestrian identified by Police as Anna Jordan, 73, also from Galloway Township was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center Mainland Division for multiple injuries. 

The driver of the Honda Civic was also transported to ARMC-Mainland Campus for minor injuries. 

The road was closed for approximately three (3) hours as the collision is being investigated by the Galloway Township PD Traffic Safety Unit and Ptl. K. Welsh, Cpl. G. Bollinger, and Ptl. K. Costa of the Galloway Township Police Department. 

Hamilton Township Police Department along with the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office assisted in the investigation. 

The driver has not been charged pending the outcome of the on-going investigation. 


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