A Toms River police officer was ejected from his department-issued motorcycle in Lakewood during a crash on Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced in a press release.
The officer, who was not named , is expected to make full recovery, authorities said.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Lakewood Township Police responded to New Hampshire Avenue and Route 70 after a report that a Toms River Police department vehicle was involved in a crash.
An investigation by the Lakewood police along with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and the county sheriff’s office crime scene investigation unit showed the officer was traveling eastbound on Route 70. Not long after entering the on-ramp to continue onto New Hampshire Avenue, the officer lost traction, causing him to drop from the road surface to the roadway.
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“This appears to be an accident caused by a substance on the roadway that caused the officer to lose traction and subsequently – control of the motorcycle. We are thankful that the officer involved was treated and released and make a full recovery,” Billhimer said.
After the accident, the officer was air-lifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where he was eventually released.
The crash remains under investigation.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Toms River NJ police officer injured on-duty when motorcycle crashes