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UPDATED: Motorcyclist Killed in Amwell Rd. Crash

Accident closed roadway for about three hours Thursday night.

A 27-year-old East Brunswick motorcyclist died from his injuries sustained in a crash late Thursday afternoon that shut down Amwell Road for about three hours.

Gregory Gentile was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he died Thursday night, Hillsborough Police said. The police said the accident remains under investigation and no further information was available as of late Friday afternoon.

Joseph Kuhta, 79, of Bridgewater, was also taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash, which occurred Thursday at about 4:30 p.m.

According to the , Kuhta's Chrysler LeBaron exited the parking lot of Nelson's Corner onto eastbound Amwell Road when it struck Gentile's Kawasaki Ninja.

The crash closed Amwell Road between Route 206 and Willow Road until about 7:30 p.m.

The Hillsborough Police Department, Somerset County C.A.R. Team, Hillsborough Rescue Squad, Hillsborough fire companies, Somerset Medical Center Paramedics and a New Jersey State Police medevac helicopter responded to the accident.

The crash remains under investigation. If anyone witnessed the accident, contact the Hillsborough Police at 908-369-4323.

Tweety May 19, 2012 at 03:51 AM
There needs to be a light at that driveway. Nobody waits and looks to see who is coming down the second lane and they just go. Too many accidents..what are they waiting for?
Curt Carnes May 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Tweety. Great Observation!. That;s the 2nd fatal accident I can think of there, plus one other that cause major injury. Not so sure a light would be very good there either, BUT that section of road certainly needs looked at, and at the least the speed limit reduced to 25MPH!
Sonia Sharma May 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
True . They do need a light at the Shop Rite Intersection. People drive very fast and don't let others come in.
Kris May 21, 2012 at 04:55 PM
or maybe since there's a light in the business center to the back of shop rite - close off the current Amwell Rd. exit and direct traffic into that business center and let them use that light to get onto Amwell.
llella May 24, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I agree Kris. I've been using that light to get on Amwell Rd since they put it up. I wish they would ban the left out of there. It's way too dangerous! I avoid all left hand turns w/o a traffic light. I feel much safer that way.
LJ June 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Yes- it is time to BAN the LEFT TURN. It is also very dangerous trying to 'walk' fast enough to and from the pet store. The cars make right turns into this entrance wickedly fast and barely slow down to allow you to trott safely onto the curb. Could use some CAMERA's there !!!

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