Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Two motorcycle riders ejected in 3-way crash on Driscoll Bridge

WOODBRIDGE – Two Harley Davidson motorcycle riders were ejected Sunday night in a three-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway as they crossed the Driscoll Bridge, according to New Jersey State Police.

The accident occurred about 7:45 p.m. in a southbound lane near milepost 127.5 when a 2005 Harley Davidson driven by Steven Bonfiglio, 31, of Manalapan rear-ended a 2010 Honda CRV, said Trooper Jeff Flynn.

Bonfiglio was thrown from the motorcycle.

A second Harley Davidson, driven by Nathaniel Villaman, 22, of East Brunswick, then struck Bonfigilio’s motorcycle, Flynn said.

Villaman was also ejected.

Bonfiglio suffered serious head injuries.

Villaman suffered injuries to an arm.

Police closed all southbound lanes on the bridge as a helicopter landed to take Bonfiglio to a hospital. The lanes were reopened at 2:55 a.m., Flynn said.

Bonfiglio was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was in critical condition Monday, according to a hospital spokesman.

Villamen was taken by ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson, Flynn said.

The driver of the Honda CRV was not injured, Flynn said.

Flynn said state police are investigating whether the motorcyclists were riding together when the accident occurred.

No charges have been filed and the accident is under investigation, state police said.

In July, Bonfiglio was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree weapon possession in connection with the June 29 killing of a Staten Island man. Bonfiglio’s attorney has said the shooting was in self-defense.

Anthony G. Attrino may be reached at aattrino@nj.com. Follow him on Twitter @TonyAttrino. Find NJ.com on Facebook

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