Police: Manchester Township driver ejected from motorized bike following crash into SUV

Police say William Roberts, 18, was ejected from the bike after initial impact with the Ford.

Lanette Espy

May 20, 2024, 11:15 AM

Updated 24 days ago

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Police say a man on a motorized bike was injured Sunday in a crash in Manchester Township when he disregarded a traffic light and collided with a Ford Explorer.
Police say it happened at 12:46 a.m. at the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard and Northampton Boulevard.
According to authorities, 18-year-old William Roberts, of Manchester Township, was ejected from the bike after the initial impact with the Ford. They say the Ford was also fully engulfed with flames with no one inside the vehicle.
Roberts was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital and is in stable condition. Police say the Ford Explorer was operated by 26-year-old Tzvi Kaplovitz, also from Manchester Township, who was not injured in the crash.
The roadway was partially closed during the investigation and cleanup.
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, but police say it’s believed that disregard of a traffic signal appears to be the primary contributing factor. No charges have been filed.


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