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A Newark, New Jersey man is in life-threatening condition after a weekend motorcycle accident on the New Jersey turnpike in Edison.
According to Sgt. Brian Polite of the New Jersey State Police, 38-year-old Francis Massiniss was traveling along the outer roads of the turnpike this Saturday at around 5:20 p.m. When Massiniss tried to maneuver his bike, a 2009 Yamaha R1, he struck a box trunk on its rear bumper. As a result, Massiniss was thrown from his motorcycle. He was then hit by a another vehicle, a 2001 GMC Sports Utility Vehicle.
The drivers of both of the other vehicles were not injured. Massiniss was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in grave condition.
Police are still investigating the scene, trying to determine what exactly caused Massiniss to collide into the bumper of the box truck. As of now, there has been no indication that drugs and/or alcohol played a part in the collision.
Last month, a severe motorcycle accident in New Jersey took the life of a 24-year-old man. Vincent Perraino, of Clifton, was killed when he collided into the rear of a Honda Civic when the driver pulled out in front of him. Once he hit the car, he was thrown from his motorcycle, resulting in serious head injuries. Perraino was pronounced shortly after while still on the scene.
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