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Motorcyclist Thrown 25 Feet In Fischer Boulevard MVA

Two transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Trauma Unit

Toms River police are investigating a motorcycle accident that occurred 730 a.m. Saturday. 

Donald Bottomley, 79, of Island Heights, was eastbound on Delaware Avenue attempting a left turn onto Fischer Boulevard when he collided with a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was southbound on Fischer Boulevard, according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.

The motorcyclist, Glenn Morehouse, 52, of Yellowbank Road, Toms River, was ejected from the bike and thrown 25 feet. 

Both drivers were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Trauma center in Neptune Township.  

Traffic Safety Officer Terry Warren is the investigating officer.

Kathy September 09, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I wish drivers would be more careful and take that extra for seconds to LOOK. Motorcycles are many on the roads. Please share the road with motorcycles. Pay attention!
Donna September 09, 2012 at 11:18 PM
they should really make elderly people have to re take their road test because their is no way he could not hear Glenn motorcycle, it is load please pray for their recovery and for their families
g September 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM
gene says no retests
i don't get it?? September 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Unfortunately, its age-ism...and they are the voting majority, so it will never happen, even though I COMPLETELY agree...thoughts are with everyone involved.
chris Christie September 10, 2012 at 02:52 AM
In today's busy world, there is no place for motorcycles. It makes no sense to drive one.
Xavier September 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I would never ride a motorcycle in NJ. Too many drivers asleep at the wheel. Doesn't matter how well you can handle a bike, all it takes is one inattentive driver to end it all for you.
dan garrity September 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
in this busy world there is no room for people that think like like you there is no room for seniors on drugs and most of them are rx drugs they should be given a drug test after each accident and this is a fact THEY CANT HEAR SEE AND REACT
dan garrity September 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
BEEN RIDING SINCE1969 EVERY CLOSE CALL HAS BEEN A SENIOR NOT BEING ABLE TO DO SIMPLE THINGS LIKE STAYING IN THEIR LANE AND RIDING THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD THIS IS ALSO A FACT
Scott September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM
If you do the math, the cyclists was only doing about or around 18 mph. The problem is that the older we get, we lose our depth perception which makes it a challenge to drive. They are many transportation resources now in Ocean County for seniors to use. Perhaps seniors do not want to use them because they don't want to lose their independence. Also let's no forget that driving is a privilege, not a right. Drivers should be retested for their privilege to drive.
sha September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Under 65 and on meds, "impaired driving", but over 65 and on meds, OK?
Donna September 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I agree totally
Donna September 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Glenn we pray for you and your family and we love you We are all here for you get better
barbara September 10, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Easy to blame everybody, but drivers and motorcyclists BOTH need to pay attention when driving a machine. My husband rides motorcycles but we have both seen careless behavior on their part. Just over this weekend a guy and his rider whizzed up the center line on Brick Blvd. to get through traffic and a young guy on a bike did the same on the Fischer Blvd. turnaround to beat traffic. That's looking for trouble. We ALL need to be reminded that we are operating a heavy machine (car or bike) capable of killing someone if operated carelessly. Drive mindfully.
smoket September 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM
They should just ban all mortorcycles on the roads. Offroad only.
dan garrity September 10, 2012 at 09:51 PM
they should just ban smoket for not having a brain
Scott September 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I don't have a motorcycle however I feel that the motorcyclists who ride Harley-Davidsons are not the problem. Its the kids on the sports bike who give motorcyclist a bad name.
barbara September 11, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Agree with that, DT John. I know the majority of bikers are responsible, hard-working folks who just like to ride. One of those idiots mentioned in my comment was operating a sports type bike (the same ones that keep us awake at 2 a.m. whizzing down Fischer.)
Concerned September 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
It's a sad world when a hard working family man can't go out for an early morning ride (so not to take time away from his family) an get the last bit freedom he's allowed.I know Glen and wish I was riding beside him sat. am. Maybe this driver could have heard / seen two of us! GOD BLESS GLEN & his family!
Donna September 12, 2012 at 01:27 AM
They should ban motorcycles because people can not pay attention on the road Next we will just ban walking Maybe they should have elderly people re take their road test
Lenny October 02, 2012 at 10:44 PM
So let me get this straight, a 79 year old turns left IN FRONT OF an oncoming motorcyle, and the motorcycle should be banned?? I'm 67, been riding bikes for well over 50 years, on and off road. Everyone over the age of 65 should be re-tested, every 5 years. I live in a senior community, well over half of these stodge-asses should NOT be driving a car.
Donna October 02, 2012 at 11:47 PM
yea can you imagine, ban the bikes also to top it off he was driving with a glass left eye turning left tell me how he still has a license, but you have the state taking licenses away for everything in this state
Donna October 02, 2012 at 11:48 PM
yea can you imagine, ban the bikes also to top it off he was driving with a glass left eye turning left tell me how he still has a license, but you have the state taking licenses away for everything in this state
Dante October 03, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Praying for you and yours Glen!!!
mike schopfer February 07, 2013 at 12:58 PM
glenn i pray that you get back to your old self 100 percent healthy and hope you wil not have to be in pain for the rest of your live ,i love you my brother ,the moon man
mike schopfer February 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM
smoket i think that you smoked something too many times and i think you should be banned from driving or riding anything

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