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Man From Edison, NJ Survives Brutal Crash

Authorities say that a 49-year-old man from Edison was fatally injured in a two vehicle accident early Wednesday morning in Piscataway. The motor vehicle accident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. at the intersection between South Washington and Centennial Avenues. Police believe a 59-year-old Dunellen man was driving a 2001 Buick on South Washington, before attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Centennial.
The accident victim was riding a Harley Davidson, which collided with the Buick. Police believe the driver of the Buick turned in front of the path of the Harley, which was travelling straight through the intersection. Authorities say that both drivers had a green light at the intersection where the fatal motorcycle accident occurred. Authorities say the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol played any role in the fatal accident. The motor vehicle wreck remains under investigation.
New Jersey State Police report that Wednesday morning’s crash was the fourth fatal accident of the year in Middlesex County. Others have been reported in Edison, Woodbridge and Perth Amboy. Motorcycle registrations are reportedly on the increase in New Jersey and federal statics show that motorcycle accident fatalities are also on the rise nationwide.
In New Jersey, the Governors Highway Safety Association notes that 59 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in each of the years 2009 and 2010, the latest data available. Typically the numbers are reflected during a nine-month time frame each year with New Jersey’s weather. During the time frame bracketed by the years 2003 and 2007, 377 people were killed in New Jersey motorcycle accidents

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