Alpine NJ Traffic Officer Crashes into Motorcyclist in Paterson NJ
By Travis Tormey posted in Traffic Offenses on Thursday, November 28, 2013
According to reports, Alpine NJ traffic officer Matthew Kent struck a motorcyclist at the intersection of Union Street and Marion Street in Paterson, New Jersey. A witness told police that Mr. Kent’s cruiser appeared to blow through a stop sign on Marion Street before it was hit on the driver’s side by the motorcycle.
The 39-year-old motorcyclist suffered injuries, including a broken collarbone. He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment and later released.
Reports indicated that after the accident Mr. Kent was escorted to Hackensack University Medical Center for observation. According to police, Mr. Kent was not badly hurt but was a bit shaken up when an airbag deployed in his car.
Ironically, earlier that day Mr. Kent had received an AAA of North Jersey merit award on behalf of the department at The Brownstone catering hall. The accident occurred several blocks away from The Brownstone.
If Mr. Kent is cited for reckless driving, he could be sentenced to up to 60 days in the county jail.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Alpine Cop Who Struck Motorcyclist in Paterson Had Just Received Traffic Safety Award.“