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Motorcycle Driver Injured After Hitting Car From Behind on Herbertsville Road

Police: motorcycle crossed double yellow line before crash that closed Herbertsville Road Sunday night

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Brick police say the driver of a motorcycle suffered serious injuries Sunday night after hitting a car from behind on Herbertsville Road.

Robert N. Sottos, 46, of Brick, suffered a compound fracture to his left arm and internal injuries in the 8:24 p.m. accident, which occurred on Herbertsville Road near the intersection with Flagg Road.

Sgt. David Bedrosian said Sottos was riding his 2002 Harley-Davidson in the southbound lane of Herbertsville, two cars behind a 2007 Nissan Sentra being driven by Annmarie Behar, 18, of Brick, as Behar activated her left turn signal to turn onto Flagg Road.

Sottos "crossed a solid double-yellow line in an attempt to overtake the vehicle in front of him," along with the Sentra, said Bedrosian, ultimately hitting the Sentra in the northbound lane as it was turning.

Sottos was ejected from the motorcycle and came to a final rest adjacent to the utility pole located on the southeast corner of the intersection, Bedrosian said, while the Sentra came to a final rest along the tree line on the same corner.

Sottos was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for treatment, while Behar suffered a minor laceration to her left foot.

Traffic was diverted around the crash scene during the investigation for approximately two and a half hours, Bedrosian said. Brick Police EMS and Brick Township Volunteer First Aid, along with MONOC Paramedics responded to the scene.

Bedrosian and Officer Jay Lampiasi of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation. Any potential charges are pending further investigation.
bayboat May 12, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Trying to pass two cars on the left while crossing a double yellow line? Not too bright. He gives bikers a bad name.
sha May 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I like to be surrounded by metal, thank you. This is a perfect illustration of how much safer it is to be in a car than on a motorcycle. I hope the risks are worth the enjoyment and danger of biking.
Kristine Cejnowski May 12, 2014 at 02:28 PM
they always say share the road with the motorcycles, but they don't share the road with us. they are the ones that have to watch, not us....
BBW May 12, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Don't usually see Harley riders as stupid as crotch rocket riders. Hope the bike is totaled.
BBW May 14, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Todd M. just saying that all cycle riders are bad, but the majority of crotch rocketeers I have ever seen have always been a hazard to themselves and every one who drives. NOT ALL, but the majority.

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