JACKSON – After receiving numerous Open Public Records Act requests for the footage, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato agreed to release the dashcam video from July 5 of a fatal motorcycle crash in Jackson.
The prosecutor’s office said it was “important that the release of the video should be accompanied with the preliminary investigative facts of the investigation to assure proper context.”
Authorities used the dashcam video, taken by a Jackson Police patrol car, to determine the cause of the crash.
At 10:20 p.m. July 5, Anthony Griffin, 22, riding a 2004 Yamaha 999 motorcycle, failed to stop for a red traffic light at Brewers Bridge Road and South New Prospect Road. The patrol activated its lights and followed Griffin, who accelerated for 10 seconds approaching Oak Drive before striking the driver’s side door of a 2008 Hyundai Elantra.
Eric Larson, 24, of Jackson, was driving that car, making a left-hand turn on South New Prospect Road.
Griffin was pronounced dead on the scene.
Larson was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, then listed in critical condition.
“Larson continues to struggle with recovery from significant injuries incurred in the crash,” the prosecutor’s office said.