Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with SUV in Clinton, New Jersey
Posted on August 16, 2016
A motorcyclist lost his life during a collision with an SUV at the intersection of Main Street in Lebanon and Route 22 East in Clinton Township, New Jersey. The motorcycle accident took place on Wednesday, August 3, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Kevin McMorrow, who worked as a technician at Audi Mendham.
McMorrow hailed from South Bound Brook and served as a firefighter with the Country Hills Volunteer Fire Department of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. The operator of the SUV was 28-year-old Shannon Bowman of Lebanon NJ. At the time of the accident, Bowman reportedly drove into the crossover of Route 22 west.
According to police, Bowman was cooperating with investigators and did not appear to be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
McMorrow’s personal Facebook page revealed that he grew up in Edison and resided in Bridgewater. The Facebook page for the fire company where McMorrow volunteered disclosed that he had been a member of Country Hills since 2003 and had risen through the ranks to become 2nd Assistant Chief. He also served for many years as a trustee on the executive board of the department. He was a dedicated father, son, brother, and friend. He also had a passion for cars.
Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III said that motorists must be aware that motorcyclists share the road with them, particularly in the summer months. Due to the small size of motorcycles, they can easily be obscured in a car’s blind side or concealed by objects. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation indicated that there are many more trucks and cars than bikes on the road, so some motorists simply do not notice a motorcycle.
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