PATERSON - Rapper Fetty Wap was seriously injured Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in his hometown of Paterson.
The hip-hop star was struck by a driver who was attempting to make a left turn at the corner of 30th and Park at around 1 p.m. Witnesses say he was struck so hard that he and his motorcycle went airbourne and flipped over.
Passersby stopped to help him as he lay on the ground.
The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
No summonses have been issued. The woman appeared to be injured as well, but details on her condition were not available. Her identity has not been released.
Fetty Wap has seen success in the past year, with three of his songs reaching the Billboard Top 11 at the same time. The Beatles were the only other act to have ever reached that accomplishment.
The incident came one day after the release of his self-titled debut album.