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Cops: Man Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

The following information was provided by the Washington Township Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Long Valley man was transported via helicopter to a hospital after being ejected from his motorcycle on Saturday, Lt. Doug Compton said.

Steven Vanderlinda IV, 24, was riding his motorcycle on North Four Bridges Road when he crashed into a guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle, Compton said.

When Sgt. Brian Szymanski and Officer Roger Garrison responded to the scene, they found Vanderlinda alert and conscious, Compton said. Vanderlinda had injuries to his leg and wrist, Compton said.

Medics from the and St. Clare’s Health System, who responded to the scene, decided Vanderlinda needed to be transported via helicopter to Morristown Medical Center, Compton said.

Vanderlinda was issued motor vehicle complaints for careless driving, unregistered vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle.

For questions about this report, email jason.koestenblatt@patch.com.

Jon April 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Sorry to hear about the accident and the injuries. He is lucky to be alive. Hopefully he reads this comment, and will take an MSF safety course before ever getting back on another motorcycle.
SV April 23, 2012 at 01:12 PM
First I will say that I am glad he is ok. I live on N Four Bridges and have called LVPD several times to patrol the street because EVERYONE speeds on it. I am actually suprised this doesn't happen more often. I might add that after the victim was taken they left a flair on the sharp turn making people drive on the other side of the road...really?
L. Mc April 23, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I am glad he is OK as well. I hope, though, they impose the stiffest of penalties, including license suspension for driving without registration or insurance.
S VDL April 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
It wasn't a FULL SIZED MOTORCYCLE!!!!!! it was a MINI BIKE get your facts straight
S VDL April 24, 2012 at 08:59 PM
When Sgt. Brian Szymanski and Officer Roger Garrison responded to the scene, they found Vanderlinda alert and conscious, Compton said. Vanderlinda had injuries to his leg and wrist, Compton said... "THIS IS A BUNCH OF BS ...!!!!!!!!!!! ", my wrists and legs were fine. It was only my shoulder i thought was broken..........
L. Mc April 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM
You are missing the point completely. The size of the bike is irrelevant. The point is the accident and lack of insurance & registration.
MTSO April 25, 2012 at 04:50 AM
If it was only a shoulder injury I wonder why they had to airlift him to Morristown Hosp. Was the ambulance in the shop?
Long Valley resident May 31, 2012 at 08:50 PM
@MTSO...I was thinking the same thing, they'd airlift you for a toothache if they felt it was warrented....I wonder when insurance companies will start refusing to pay because of this type of stuff, I see it all the time.
stacie bohr June 24, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I hope the guy is okay. But truly, a very valid point.

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