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Motorcyclist Hospitalized Following Accident in Brick Township

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 1, 2021

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Brick Township, NJ (September 13th, 2021) – On the afternoon of September 10th, police officers from Brick Township responded to reports of a vehicle accident involving a motorcyclist in the area of Beaverson Blvd. at the intersection of Old Toms River Rd.

According to the preliminary investigation, a Harley Davidson was being driven by 26-year-old Lukas August of Brick. The motorcyclist was heading west on the right lane of Beaverson Blvd. He was approaching the intersection of Old Toms River Rd. when he was struck by another vehicle.

The vehicle, a GMC truck driver by 70-year-old Lucy Marie Cramer-Haplin of Lakewood, was heading east on Beaverson Blvd. at the intersection of Old Toms River Rd. attempting to make a left turn. As the GMC made the turn onto Old Toms River Rd., the motorcyclist collided with the truck’s right front wheel.

Upon impact, the motorcyclist was ejected off the motorcycle.

Officers from Brick Township Police Department responded to the accident scene. The injured motorcyclist was rushed to the Jersey Shore Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

The police department immediately began investigating the scene of the collision. The traffic in Beaverson Blvd. was reduced to only one lane for travel for about two hours while investigators surveyed the scene.

The well-being of the GMC driver, Cramer-Haplin, is unknown at this time. The cause of the accident is also unknown at this time.

The accident is still under investigation by the Brick Township Traffic Safety Unity. The department is asking anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information regarding this case to contact the Brick Township Police Department.

Motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but most accidents are caused as a result of the negligence of another driver. Negligence, or carelessness, can include a variety of actions, including speeding, driving while fatigued, drunk driving, and driving while distracted. Sadly, the negligence of other drivers can cause devastating accidents that can lead to a motorcyclist’s pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.

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