A former Weehawken man recently lost his life in a motorcycle crash in the Poconos. Courtesy of NJ.com, the native of New Jersey died in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania’s Middle Smithfield Township. Authorities say the man, age 33, lost control of his motorcycle, a 1999 Kawasaki, at approximately 4:41 p.m. According to the Monroe County Coroner, the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle after reaching the crest of a hill and starting down the other side. There was a sideways skid, and the victim struck his head on the blacktop. He and his motorcycle slid into the path of a car that was pulling out from a driveway at 77 Turkey Ridge Road. Police who responded to the scene of the motorcycle accident reported that the motorcyclist was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.
A man and his wife from Middletown, New York, were driver and passenger in the vehicle. According to authorities they were just in the neighborhood looking at real estate that might be for sale. The female passenger in the car was transported for evaluation to Pocono Medical Center. Her condition was unknown at the time of the Pocono Record report.
The Bushkill Ambulance Corps, the Marshalls Creek Fire Company, and the state police at Swiftwater all responded to the scene, as did the Monroe County Coroner who ruled the death caused by massive blunt force trauma to the motorcyclist’s head and chest.
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