Jackson motorcyclist loses leg during serious crash in Toms River


TOMS RIVER, NJ – On Wednesday June 16, 2021 at approximately 11:30 AM, police and EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Whitesville Road and Route 70 for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

John Troncone, 25 of Jackson, was traveling east on Route 70, on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, with a green traffic signal when Robin Smith, 44 of Berkeley Twp., made a left onto Whitesville Road in front of the motorcycle.

Mr. Smith was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Mr. Troncone’s leg was severed in the accident and he was flown to Jersey Shore Medical University for treatment. Toms River Patrol Officer Bridget Badalis applied two life-saving tourniquets to Mr. Troncone’s leg on the scene.

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Also responding to the scene was Toms River Traffic Safety officers, several patrol officers, Ocean County CSI, Toms River CSO’s, and Hatzolah.Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Terry Warren is investigating the accident. Smith was cited for Failure to Yield at an Intersection, Reckless Driving, and Unregistered Vehicle