Minivan Hits Biker Riding On Handlebars

A minivan collided with a dirt bike on Commonwealth Blvd. Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy Manchester Police)

MANCHESTER – Two people were thrown from a road bike and injured after its back tire was struck by a minivan on Commonwealth Blvd. Tuesday night.

Christopher M. Kenny, 45, of Manchester was operating the road bike while 40-year-old Nathaniel E. Rodgers of Lakehurst was riding on the handlebars when they were hit by a Toyota Sienna driven by 61-year-old Douglas J. Moore of Manchester.

A minivan collided with a dirt bike on Commonwealth Blvd. Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy Manchester Police)

Kenny suffered gashes to the back of his head and left calf and Rodgers also complained of a headache, dizziness and pain in his right arm. They were not wearing safety gear at the time of the crash. Both men were taken to Community Medical Center for treatment and evaluation of their injuries. Moore was uninjured during the crash.

Manchester Township Police Patrol Bureau and EMTs from Manchester First Aid and Quality Medical Transport assisted on the scene.

Corporal Douglas Higgins and Patrolman Vincent DeRome of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section are investigation the accident.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.