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Toms River Motorcycle Officer Involved in Crash in Lakewood

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Lakewood Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 30, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Lakewood Township Police responded to the area of New Hampshire Avenue and Route 70 for a report of a Toms River Police Department Motorcycle that was involved in a crash.

An investigation determined that a Toms River Police Officer, who was on duty and operating his department-issued motorcycle, was traveling eastbound on Route 70 and entered the on-ramp to continue onto New Hampshire Avenue. 

According to the investigation, shortly after entering the on-ramp, the Officer lost traction with the road surface and dropped to the roadway.  

In the process, the Officer was ejected from the motorcycle. The Officer was air-lifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The Officer was treated for his injuries and released.

"This appears to be an accident caused by a substance on the roadway that caused the Officer to lose traction and subsequently - control of the motorcycle," Prosecutor Billhimer stated. 

"We are thankful that the Officer involved was treated and released and should make a full recovery." 

The crash remains under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Lakewood Township Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.