Police were investigating a serious motorcycle wreck Friday night in Camden County when they were quickly faced with a second crash after an alleged drunken driver passed the accident scene and then struck several cars and a house.
Gloucester Township officers responded to the motorcycle crash in the area of Sicklerville Road and the Route 42 north on-ramp around 10:45 p.m., police said.
They found the rider in the roadway suffering from a severe head injury and he was taken to Cooper University Hospital, Camden, where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
As police investigated that scene, a car with a flat tire passed them and, before officers could catch up with the vehicle, it rear-ended another car on Sicklerville Road. The motorist then turned onto a side street, struck several parked cars and traveled across a front yard and into the front corner of a home, according to township police.
The driver, who was not injured, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said. No other injuries were reported from that incident.
The identities of the vehicle operators were not released.
Anyone who witnessed either crash or who has relevant information is asked to contact Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or the anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560.
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