Two motorcyclists were sent to the hospital and after treatment for minor injuries the driver of a car was arrested on suspicion of DWI after an accident in Middletown Sunday. The accident reportedly occurred at an intersection on Route 36 in north Middletown around 12:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Emergency responders were dispatched after receiving a report of a car and motorcycle accident on Route 36.
Police say that two motorcycles were stopped at an intersection waiting for the red light to change when a westbound car slammed into the rear of both motorcycles. Each of the motorcycle riders suffered serious injuries in the accident. Emergency crews from a number of agencies responded to the scene and closed Route 36 to tend to the injured victims of the crash and to process the accident scene.
One of the motorcycle riders was airlifted from the scene of the accident and taken by NorthStar medevac helicopter to the Trauma Unit at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center. The second motorcyclist was taken on the ground to the Trauma Unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at Bayshore Community Hospital.
A Patrolman arrested the 32-year-old driver of the car on suspicion of simple assault with a motor vehicle and DWI. The man accused of causing the alleged alcohol-related accident was released.
Police say a second car was also involved in the accident. None of the people in the second car were injured.
The circumstances and cause of the four vehicle accident remain under investigation by Middletown police.