A New Year's Day accident that critically injured a Freehold motorcyclist on Route 524 in Howell remains an active investigation as police speak with witnesses about the events leading up to the crash on January 1 around 2:48 pm.

It's a joint investigation between Howell Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office into the crash where a 59-year old motorcycle rider was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he remains suffering from critical injuries.

Police say a 2016 red Honda Civic, operated by a 33 year old Lakewood resident, struck a 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 Motorcycle from behind.

Their investigation has revealed numerous witnesses may have observed the vehicles leading up to the crash or the crash itself.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ptl. Matthew Cherney of the Howell Township Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit at 732-938-4575, ext. 2629 or Det. Kristian Devito of the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office at 800-533-7443.

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