A 21-year-old Brick man has been taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of his injuries after his Suzuki motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet Suburban around 4:30 today on Burnt Tavern Road.
Brick police said Nicholas A. Marmolejo was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Burnt Tavern Road approaching a
construction area, when the Suburban, driven by Miguel A. Gallegos , also of Brick, entered into the closed lane and proceeded
east as it approached Burrsville Road.
Gallegos began to
move into the right lane after the lane closure ended in order to
facilitate a right turn, police said, when the motorcycle emerged from the lane
closure and impacted the Suburban approximately 30 feet west of the
After the initial collision, the motorcycle veered to the right and impacted the concrete median on the southwest corner. It then came to a final rest on the median after striking the utility pole, police said.
Officer John Turrin, who was conducting selective enforcement in the area, witnessed the crash and immediately rendered assistance. Several other units later arrived to assist. The Brick Township Police Department’s Emergency Medical Services along with MONOC Paramedics responded to the scene.
Traffic was diverted around the crash scene during the investigation for approximately one and one-half hours.
Sergeant David G. Bedrosian and Officer Jay Lampiasi of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation, police said. Any potential charges are pending further investigation at this time.