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Police Seek Driver Who Hit Thrown Motorcyclist On Turnpike In Englewood

Peele asked that anyone who witnessed what happened or has information that could help identify the fleeing driver call NJ State Police: (609) 882-2000.
Peele asked that anyone who witnessed what happened or has information that could help identify the fleeing driver call NJ State Police: (609) 882-2000. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- New Jersey State Police were searching for the driver who ran over a motorcyclist who'd been thrown from his bike after hitting a guardrail on the New Jersey Turnpike in Englewood before dawn Friday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2 a.m., closing the southbound Turnpike until nearly 7 a.m. and creating massive backups stretching across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.

Authorities were still trying to positively identify the driver around noon Friday, New Jersey State Police Trooper Lawrence Peele told Daily Voice.

The Aprilia motorcycle struck the right guardrail, ejecting the rider, at southbound mile marker 120.5, Peele said.

"He was throw into the center lane and hit by an unidentified vehicle that kept going," the trooper said.

Peele asked that anyone who witnessed what happened or has information that could help identify the fleeing driver call NJ State Police: (609) 882-2000 .

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