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UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Critical After Crashing Stolen Motorcycle in Linden


Police in Linden are looking into the cause of a crash that severely injured a motorcyclist Friday evening. 


According to Linden Police, shortly after 8:15 p.m., Linden Officers responded to the intersection of South Stiles Street and West Stimpson Avenue on reports of a severe motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.   

According to initial reports, police say a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling north on South Stiles Street when it struck a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that was making a turn onto West  Stimpson Avenue.


Police say during the investigation, they learned that the motorcycle had been reported stolen from New York City.   

One of the motorcyclists, identified as a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy, was seriously injured in the crash.


He was treated on the scene and taken to Newark University Hospital, where he remains in critical condition police said. 

A second motorcyclist reportedly got up from the crash and ran from the scene before Police arrival.


The occupants of the Chevrolet were not injured.   

The crash remains under investigation by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau,  and anyone with information is urged to call Inv. Ryan Zaccaro at (908) 474-8505.