Driver: Biker Could Have Been 'Decapitated' in Crash
Chester Township Police ticket motorcyclist in accident on Route 206.
A 22-year-old Green Brook man escaped death, twice, in a matter of seconds when he dumped his motorcycle on Route 206 Tuesday, Chester Township Police said.
According to police, David Synosky was driving a 2000 Honda motorcycle in the left lane of Route 206 South when he moved to the right lane to go around a dump truck.
The dump truck then moved to the right lane, and Synosky shifted back to the left lane, which was occupied by a Plant Detectives flatbed truck waiting to turn into the business parking lot, police said.
Police said Synosky layed the motorcycle down, where he tumbled across the northbound lane, narrowly missing being run over by a blue Dodge Durango traveling north. Synosky's bike hit the truck that was being driven by 47-year-old Terrance Delaney of East Stroudsburg, Pa.
"I didn't even feel it," Delaney said. "I just saw him flying across the street."
Patrolman Boris Sanchez and Lt. Thomas Williver of the Chester Township Police responded to the call along with the Flanders Fire Department and Mount Olive Police Department. Tuesday's accident was a few miles from the fatal motorcycle accident on 206 that happened on Sunday in Mt. Olive.
Synosky was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, and was later charged with reckless driving, police said.
For his part, Delaney said the accident could have been a lot worse.
"If he had hit me still on the bike it would have been much worse," Delaney said. "My liftgate would have decapitated him."