A Pennsylvania man suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Egg Harbor Township Thursday afternoon, police said.

Giorgio Vetrano, 79, of Frackville, Pa., was driving west on Mill Road when he disregarded a stop sign at Ridge Avenue, police said, causing his car and a vehicle driven by Joseph Nelli, 50, of Ventnor, to collide at 2:39 p.m.

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Vetrano had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Bargaintown Fire Company and was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus Trauma Center in Atlantic City with serious injuries.

Shannon Toner, 44, of Ventnor, a passenger in Nelli’s vehicle, was treated at the scene by the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad and transported to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point with minor injuries, police said.

Traffic was detoured for about one hour after the accident, which was  under investigation.

Joel Landau


Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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