2 flown by medivac after ‘serious’ motorcycle crash, Winslow police say
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — Two Ewing residents were flown by medivac helicopters to a local hospital after a serious crash involving a car and a motorcycle Sunday afternoon, police said.
According to a statement from Winslow Township Police, the crash occurred at about 2:23 p.m. in the area of Route 73 and Toms Well Road. Following a preliminary investigation, police determined that motorcyclist Richard Billups, 52, and his 41-year-old passenger Tamika Hall were heading southbound in the inner travel lane on Route 73 at the time of the crash. Police say a Lincoln Town Car driven by 74-year-old Irvin Colman of Sicklerville was driving in the same lane, in front of the motorcycle, and was stopped in order to make a left turn.
"For reasons unknown, Billups failed to slow down and crashed into Colman's stopped vehicle," police said.
Both Billups and Hall were ejected from the motorcycle, and landed in the middle of the roadway, police said. The bike continued southbound for about 300 feet and eventually came to a stop in the northbound lanes of the roadway, according to a police statement.
Following the crash, Coleman was taken by ambulance to Virtua Hospital in Berlin for observation. Billups and Hall were "severely injured" and flown by medical helicopters to Cooper Hospital for treatment.
"Miraculously the victims of the motorcycle are expected to survive and are in stable condition," police said.
When officers arrived, they found a traffic backup leading to the crash scene and the motorcyclist and his passenger lying in the roadway. Police shut down Rt. 73 for about two-and-a-half hours following the incident. The road was later re-opened.
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