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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition Following 'Severe' Route 70 Crash

A portion of Route 70 was closed while responders tended to the scene

A Burlington County man was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after he was involved in what police called a "severe" crash Saturday afternoon that forced the closure of a portion of Route 70 for almost two hours, said Manchester Police Capt. Lisa Parker. 

Wayne Adams, 64, of Wrightstown, was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson westbound on Route 70 at 1:36 p.m. when witnesses say a "small white car" carrying two passengers turned left into the Manchester Plaza entrance. Adams braked to avoid the car, according Parker. 

"No impact occurred between the car and the motorcycle; however, this rapid braking caused the motorcycle to flip end-over-end," Parker said in a statement. 

The motorcycle then tumbled and impacted a 1995 Ford Explorer travelling eastbound on the state highway, shattering the car's rear driver's side window. No one in that vehicle was injured, Parker said.

Adams was being tended to by civilian EMTs and "good Samaritans" when police arrived at the scene, Parker said. Manchester First Aid Squad and MONOC paramedics tended to Adams, who was then flown by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune and admitted in critical condition, according to Parker. 

Officers from Manchester and Lakehurst closed Route 70 from Colonial Drive to the Lakehurst Circle for nearly two hours due to the crash, Parker said. The Ridgeway and Manchester volunteer fire companies also assisted at the scene.

Police ask that anyone with information on the identity of the driver in the white car contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-657-2009, ext. 4400. Patrolman Thomas O'Hare of that bureau is investigating the crash, Parker said. 

kristee March 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Hi Dorothy my dad was the one on the bike he is doing well it'll be a long time before a full recovery but he is doing well and thank you for the prayers they are working
kristee March 22, 2012 at 12:35 AM
My father was the one on the bike I appreciate your kind words and thank you for helping him in his time of need I greatly appreciate you and your husband doing that....and my father is doing great itll be a long time til a full recovery but thanking god everyday for him being alive and thank you so much for your prayers they are working...
kristee March 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Thanks to everyone who is routing for my dad he is doing well it'll be along time before a full recovery but were thanking god everyday for him still being here with us. and that they catch they people who did this to my father...Keep the prayers coming they are working and we greatly appreciate everyone for doing so!!!
L.L. March 23, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I actually have goose bumps after reading your post Kristee! A day hasn't gone by since the accident that my husband and I haven't mentioned him. I actually called the hospital the day after to make sure he was ok. I can't explain it but you develope such a bond with a person after going thru such an emotional ordeal. I feel like he's a member of our family. Even my parents and coworkers ask about him. I hope and pray that he has a speedy recovery. Your family will always be in our thougts and prayers.
Judi V. April 02, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Kristee, I am glad your dad is doing well. I know the EMT's that responded in the ambulance. One in particular has been thinking about your dad all the time and is relieved to have read your posts.

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