Motorcyclist Killed After Smashing Into Fridge

NJ cops trying to find who abandoned appliance on side of road
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2016 8:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – When winter turns to spring in New Jersey, there's always an uptick in the number of motorcycle crashes, with the two main reasons cited by state cops being "unsafe speed" and "driver inattention," NJ.com notes. Further down the list is "road/environmental factor," which appears to be what led to the death of a 41-year-old man Thursday on the side of Route 21 in Clifton, per another NJ.com report. The man, whom cops have yet to publicly identify, was cruising north on his Yamaha a little after 4pm when he hit a refrigerator left lying in the shoulder near an entrance ramp. He was killed. The crash closed the northbound side of Route 21 for hours after. Police are trying to find out the owner of the abandoned fridge. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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