Friday was not Michael Sorger’s day.
First, he got struck by a vehicle on South Street in Morristown. Then, he got a ticket for it.
Fortunately, the Perth Amboy resident did not sustain any life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The accident occurred around 6 pm, in the vicinity of Braunschweiger Jewelers. Sorger, 41, was trying to help direct traffic for a box truck that was attempting to access a driveway, said Morristown Public Safety Director Michael Corcoran Jr.
A 2015 Jeep driven by Allison Johnson, 33, of Basking Ridge, struck Sorger, who was not wearing reflective clothing on the wet evening, Corcoran said.
Sorger was taken to Morristown Medical Center for evaluation of back pain. His injuries appeared to be “minor in nature,” Corcoran said.
Investigating Police Officer Mark Underhill deemed Sorger at fault and issued him a summons for failure to yield to a car outside a crosswalk, Corcoran said.