UPDATED: Authorities investigating motorcycle accident ‘with serious injuries’ on Secaucus highway

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Authorities are investigating a motorcycle accident “with serious injuries” that occurred on a Secaucus highway late last night.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit has responded to the Eastbound Route 3 Service Road split in Secaucus to investigate a motorcycle accident with serious injuries,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted last night.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area as the investigation is underway. More info to follow.”

This afternoon, the law enforcement agency released further details.

On Sunday, shortly after 9:00 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department responded to a collision on Route 3 Eastbound, at the Routes 1&9 off ramp, involving a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle, Prosecutor Suarez said in a statement.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and first responders determined that the motorcyclist, a 26-year-old Jersey City man, sustained serious injuries from the crash.

It is believed the crash occurred as the driver, who was being followed by Clifton Police, failed to negotiate the turn on the off ramp, authorities said.

The motorcyclist, who following the crash was unconscious and unresponsive, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center and has since been released from the hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.