Motorcycle accident sends man to hospital

September 13, 2008 7:13:37 PM PDT
A freak motorcycle accident in Cape May County has a man fighting for his life this evening.The crash happened on County Route 550 in the Belleplain section of Dennis Township around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

New Jersey State Police say a motorcycle, driven by 68-year-old Gerald Baumgarten of Bridgeton, New Jersey, was traveling west on Route 550 when a tree fell onto the roadway.

Baumgarten was unable to stop his motorcycle in time. The motorcycle hit the tree, throwing Baumgarten from the vehicle.

He was flown to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

New Jersey State Police are investigating.

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