On Monday, September 5, 2022, at approximately 8:20 PM, members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of County Route 571 and Alberta Street for a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. 

Upon arrival, officers observed a Harley Davidson Motorcycle down in the westbound shoulder of the roadway and a Dodge Challenger that had been involved in the crash. The motorcycle was being operated by Tyler Applegate, age 31, of Toms River and the Dodge had been operated by Thomas Mangan, age 38, of Manchester and occupied by one juvenile passenger.

The investigation revealed that the Dodge was traveling westbound on 571 and was making a left hand turn on to Alberta Street when it was impacted by the Harley Davidson, which had been traveling eastbound on 571. The impact resulted in Applegate being ejected from the Motorcycle and coming to rest in the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Applegate was transported via ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with injuries and is reportedly in stable condition. Mangan and his passenger were uninjured in the crash.

Assisting at the scene were the Ridgeway Fire Department, Manchester Township EMS and Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics. The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours while the investigation was being conducted. The crash is currently being investigated by Ptl. Anderson of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section.