Motorcyclist Hospitalized In Ocean County Crash

Photo courtesy Manchester Police

  MANCHESTER – An 18-year-old was injured after being thrown from his motorcycle Sunday afternoon, police said.

  According to police, the motorcyclist was traveling north on McMahon Street at around noon on March 31. While turning near Lincoln Boulevard, the motorcycle’s peg hit the pavement causing the motorcyclist to lose control. He then attempted to correct himself, causing the motorcycle to leave the roadway, ultimately sliding until finally coming to rest in the driveway of 1961 Lincoln Boulevard.  

  The driver, 18-year-old Nicolas Ferrer of Medford, was wearing a helmet and was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

  Authorities said driver error and speed have been determined to be the contributing factors of the crash. However, investigation is ongoing.

  “With the warm weather and increasing traffic, the Manchester Township Police Department would like to remind all motorists to watch out for motorcycles and for all motorcyclists to always wear State Department of Transportation-approved helmets and equipment when riding,” Police said.

  Assisting at the scene were Emergency Medical Technicians from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services, Paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Priced Rite Towing.

  The crash is being investigated by Ptl. Sage Sysol of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.