Authorities say a Subaru ran out of gas on the Garden State Parkway Monday night around 10:00 p.m. The car had stalled in the far right lane. An Egg Harbor man on a motorcycle slammed into the rear of the disabled Subaru. An off-duty police officer arrived at the scene of the initial accident and assisted the two women who were in the Subaru to safety after the motorcycle accident. Then a chain reaction multi-vehicle crash began and was likely due to DUI in Miami.
Authorities say a teenager in a Lincoln Town Car slammed into the abandoned Subaru. A Ford Explorer then came up from behind and crashed into the Lincoln. The 17-year-old driver of the Lincoln scurried out of the wreckage just before the Town Car burst into flames.
The teenager and the driver of the Ford each miraculously escaped personal injury in the multi-vehicle GSP car accident. The two women in the Subaru suffered injuries when the motorcycle crashed into the disabled car. The driver, a 56-year-old woman, and her 75-year-old female passenger were taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center after the accident. Each were treated and released from the hospital.
The motorcyclist was originally transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center after the accident. However, authorities say the 23-year-old Egg Harbor resident from the motorcycle was transferred by helicopter to Atlantic City Medical Center as a precautionary measure. The rider was reportedly ejected from the bike in the accident with the Subaru. Authorities say the motorcyclist received minor injuries. Public news reports do not indicate the biker’s medical condition.