New York Driver Issued Summons after Causing Accident Involving Motorcycle in Stafford
On September 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident with one injury involving a SUV and a motorcycle. The accident occurred on Route 72 in front of Causeway Honda.
Investigation indicated Matthew Moody 39 years old of Cedar Run, New Jersey was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Route 72 at approximate milepost 22.6 (Causeway Honda) in the right lane of travel. Moody was attempting a right-hand turn into the Causeway Honda parking lot when he was struck by a 2008 Lexus SUV that had been travelling behind him. The Lexus was operated by Atila Kanber 48 years old from New York City.
From the accident, Moody was ejected off of his motorcycle but suffered only a lower, right arm injury. He was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center by Stafford Township First Aid. Kanber did not suffer any injuries but after the accident, his Lexus travelled off of the roadway, over a curb and stop sign and into the Causeway Honda lot. His vehicle was later towed by South Shore towing.
Due to the accident, the right and middle lanes of Route 72 were closed for approximately 30 minutes, which caused a two mile traffic delay.
As a result of the accident, Kanbar was issued a summons for Careless Driving.
Sgt. J. Vaughn was the investigating Officer assisted by Ptl. Dunfee and Mullin.