Little Egg Harbor Motorcyclist Badly Injured In Whiting Crash

Accident closed roadway for two hours

by Patricia A. Miller

A Little Egg Harbor Township man suffered multiple injuries over the weekend when he lost control of his motorcycle on Route 539 in Whiting, police said.

Stephen Schonbaum, 53, was traveling south on Route 539 on his Harley Davidson approaching the Cherry Street intersection at 2:19 p.m. on July 12, when he saw traffic ahead of him and put abruptly applied his brakes, according to the police report.

The operator and the motorcycle slid south down the roadway. Schonbaum ended up in the Route 539 northbound travel land and the motorcycle came to rest in the southbound lane, police said.

Schonbaum suffered multiple injuries as a result of the crash, including a possible broken left leg, possible broken left helmet and cuts and scrapes. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by Quality Medical Transport, police said.

Traffic  was detoured for approximately 2 hours during the preliminary investigation.Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the Traffic Safety Section is investigating. Patrolman Thomas O'Hare assisted at the scene, police said.
Denise D'Angelo July 14, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Please get the story straight the volkswagen struck the Buick lesabre which caused Alan kapok to flip over
John E July 14, 2014 at 05:32 PM
Talking about getting things straight. Wrong article you posted in.
. July 14, 2014 at 04:32 PM
How could they cause him to flip unless he was going too fast to stop in time?
John E July 14, 2014 at 05:31 PM
HUH??? What Volkswagen what flip??? You guys are posting in wrong article..this was just a motorcycle accident where the rider hit his brakes fast to avoid traffic ahead and lost control of his bike..it slid away from him and he ended up hurt bad. As for this article its funny to read he had a "possible broken left helmet"...sounds like the rider had two heads.
Sharon H July 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Yeah, I noticed the broken left helmet and other goofy things as well-"and put abruptly applied his brakes". He ended up in the "northbound travel land". And this article was put up by the editor. Despite this example of a sorely needed proofreader, I wish the guy a speedy recovery and better, factual reporting. I am offering my services as copy editor.


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