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Man Badly Injured In Manchester When Motorcycle and Car Collide On Route 70

Crash causes traffic delays for several hours on Route 70

A Riverside man was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center after his Harley Davidson motorcyle and a 2006 Lexus collided on Route 70 today, Manchester Capt. Lisa Parker said.

Kevin McCloskey, 38, was traveling eastbound on Route 70 near Roosevelt City Road at 1:35 p.m. when his vehicle and a car driven by Linda Kreyling, 69, Clifton, collided. Kreyling was traveling westbound on Route 70, Parker said.

McCloskey was flown to Jersey Shore by MONOC medi-vac personnel after the crash, after he was treated at the scene by Quality Medical Transport and MONOC paramedics, she said.

Kreyling and her two passengers, Phillip Dolcemascolo, 70, also of Clifton, and Marion Dolcemascolo, 91, Berkeley Township, refused medical treatment at the scene, Parker said.

Several other motorcyclists riding with McCloskey at the time of the crash who were not involved, police said.

The crash is under investigation by Patrolman Paul Bachovchin of the police department's Traffic Safety Section. The Manchester Township Police Patrol Division, the Ocean County Sheriff's Department'sCriminal Investigation Unit, The state Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Unit and the Whiting Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

The crash caused traffic delays on Route 70 for several hours, police said.

Doug Hart April 14, 2014 at 07:54 PM
Yea the driver was a women.my report said white lexus not gender specific.didnt mean to say man
Col Von Vapors April 15, 2014 at 02:40 PM
POLL: Is The Christie Administration doing enough to combat old folks from crashing into motorcycles????
George Johnson April 16, 2014 at 08:22 AM
The DMV is not doing enough. Time to retest people over 65 and do it every 2 years to ensure they are still sound enough to drive.
Andrew "Jim" Bayer April 28, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Many here are astute enough to realize the "Left turn" aspect. Back in the 80's(I think) A College Prof. Named Harry Hurt had his students study M/C fatalities over a 2 year period, and subsequently released "The Hurt Report" (Still the standard on the subject), The facts are that over 80% of MC fatalities involve 1 of 3 possible Left Turn combinations by either the MC or the other vehicle. Only 2% were "rear end" by comparison. Elderly drivers that are no longer able to drive safely are Certainly a Factor, but All of us who ride, or drive for that matter, Should be especially alert to the "Fatal 3" left turn scenarios. anyone who rides REALLY should look up the report, it's just as valid now as it was back then-perhaps even more so. I'm over 50 and I've riden and raced off road, since I was a little kid including Desert Racing in Nevada and California. I still enjoy riding, but Rt. 70 is a particularly scary road. Beyond that, Run high quality fresh tires-properly inflated, and learn how to use the front brake safely and aggressively--it supplies anywhere from 85% (on a cruiser) to potentially 100% (SportBike) of your stopping power. I Really hope this info helps someone, I feel sick when I read about these sort of accidents, especially when serious injury is involved. Be safe and let's all send our Prayers and Energy to Kevin McCloskey, and His Loved ones.


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