Two Injured In Ocean County Motorcycle Crash

Photo courtesy Manchester Police
Photo courtesy Manchester Police

  MANCHESTER – Two people were injured as the result of a crash near Route 37 Monday evening, police said.

  Around 4:29 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Colonial Drive near the intersection of Route 37 to investigate a crash between two vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle.

  According to police, a 2006 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle was travelling north on Colonial Drive, when a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox entered the roadway in front of the Honda from the Route 37 off ramp. 

  Police said the motorcyclist applied the brakes, and lied the bike on its side, before sliding into the driver’s side of the Chevrolet. 

  The motorcyclist, 66-year-old Anthony K. Williams of Lakehurst, was transported to Community Medical Center via ambulance for treatment and evaluation of non-life threatening injuries. 

  The Chevrolet was being driven by a 16-year-old under his NJMVC Learner’s Permit, who had no reported injuries. Also occupying the Chevrolet was 40-year-old Sarah J. Jeffers of Manchester, who was transported to Community Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

  Additionally, there were two other juvenile passengers in the Chevrolet who had no reported injuries. Police said the roadway was partially closed during the investigation and cleanup.

  Authorities believe that failure to stop and yield to the right of way of all vehicular traffic appears to be a contributing factor. This crash is being investigated by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.

  Assisting at the scene were members of the Manchester Township Emergency Medical Services, Manchester Township Fire Department, RWJ Paramedics, and Freedom Towing.