The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident on June 16 after a Woodbridge Township police officer attempted to stop him on Route 1.
The identity of the male decedent is not being released at this time.
The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 1 at Randolph Avenue in Woodbridge. A police officer of the Woodbridge Township Police Department reportedly activated the lights on his marked patrol vehicle in an attempt to make a traffic stop of the motorcycle operator, according to information provided by the Attorney General’s Office.
The motorcycle operator allegedly continued northbound and was involved in an accident in which he was struck by a truck, according to the statement.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:01 a.m.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.