Marlton man killed in Ventnor accident

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VENTNOR – Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash on Atlantic Avenue that killed a pedestrian Saturday evening May 5.

Arthur Simons, 79, of Marlton was struck by George Patten, 71, of Somers Point while crossing Atlantic Avenue according to the Ventnor City Police Department.

The Ventnor City Fire and Ambulance responded to the crash at 9:03 p.m. Saturday at Little Rock and Atlantic Avenues. Simons was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division where he died.

According to police, Simons with walking north against a red traffic signal within the marked crosswalk at Little Rock Avenue, and Patten was traveling westbound on Atlantic Avenue with a green traffic signal at the time of impact.

Patten refused medical treatment at the scene.

At this time no charges have been filed pending further investigation. Investigation is on-going by Ventnor City Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Fatal Collision Investigations Unit.


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