Teen motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with truck

MANCHESTER – An 18-year-old township resident was taken to an area hospital Sunday after crashing a motorcycle on Route 70.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, a 2016 Harley Davidson FXD was traveling behind a 2006 Dodge Ram pick-up truck eastbound on Route 70 when the driver of the truck applied his brakes due to slowing traffic ahead of him, police said.

The operator of the motorcycle – James Hughes III, 18, of Whiting – also braked but then intentionally laid down the motorcycle on its left side to avoid directly crashing into the truck , police said.

The motorcycle traveled a “significant distance” …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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