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Motorcyclist Treated For Minor Injuries After Crash With Ford Focus


By Patricia A. Miller

A Toms River man received minor injuries after his Kawasaki motorcycle and a Ford Focus collied at the intersection of Route 571 and Commonwealth Boulevard late Thursday afternoon, police said.

Manchester police responded to the collision at 3:45 p.m. Amira Mohamed Ibrahiu Elhadidi, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, was traveling north on Route 571 and attempted to make a left turn onto Commonwealth Boulevard. Christopher Higgins, 22, Toms River was traveling south on the Kawasaki in the fast lane of Route 571 approaching the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard.

The Ford did not yield to oncoming traffic while attempting to turn, which contributed to the crash, police said.

Higgins was treated at the scene by Quality Medical Transport. Elhadidi was not injured.  The  crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the police department's Traffic Safety section.

Manchester Police would like to remind motorists that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.
John E May 09, 2014 at 02:27 AM
Glad all ok..motorcycles are out now and some drivers don't expect them coming..but they are fast and be at that intersection before you blink a eye. No doubt MPD did check out ...Amira Mohamed Ibrahiu Elhadidi, United Arab Emirates, Dubai... to see if he's legal to drive here ( not saying they think he's a terrorist or bomber of some type). LMAO!
Sharon H May 09, 2014 at 10:07 AM
LOL yeah, that passed through my head too! But did you ever see how they drive in some of these Arab countries? Just glad no one was seriously injured.
Debbie S. May 09, 2014 at 03:29 PM
That light is tricky when turning left onto Commonwealth. Sometimes you get a green arrow and sometimes you don't.
. May 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM
@Debbie S. There are a lot of intersections where you don't always get a green arrow with every light change. I have an intersection where I live that gets a green arrow every third time certain times of the day. The simple trick is that if you don't get that green arrow, you don't turn. Foolish comment to make!

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