Man Remains In ICU After Weekend Motorcycle Crash

Wayne resident has been charged with driving while intoxicated, police say.

A Wayne man cops say was drunk when he was flung 40 feet off his motorcycle in Mahwah early Sunday morning remained in intensive care Monday, Police Chief Jim Batelli said.

Sidney Kirby Jr., 50, was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center via Medevac after 12:39 a.m. Sunday, when his motorcycle crashed into a guardrail on the bend of Sparrowbush Road at Carlough Road in Mahwah, Batelli said.

An investigation determined that Kirby lost control of his 2011 Harley Davidson as he approached the curve. He then hit the rail and was thrown 40 feet from his bike onto a nearby residential lawn, police said.

According to Batelli, Kirby was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving after an investigation of the crash.

When Mahwah Police Officer Keith Iorio arrived, Kirby was conscious but had “extensive lower extremity injuries and a head injury,” Batelli said. The Medevac was called due to the severity of the injuries, he said.

Immediate emergency care was provided by Mahwah Ambulance Corps. and Valley Hospital ALS and BLS squads, police said.

The biker’s current condition was not known Monday afternoon, Batelli said.


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Scondo September 18, 2012 at 01:20 PM
It is sad to hear of another person badly injured, but drinking and riding a motorcycle is just asking for a problem. Personally I wonder about his riding experience. too often these days we see middle aged guys going out and buying a Harley and just hopping on and lookind to ride with out the previous experience or skill set. They should start smaller and lighter . I see a lot of folks on Harleys who really are out of their league.
nick September 18, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Not this guy he has been riding motorcycles for the past 30 years so the harley wasn't out of his league.
eyes wide shut September 18, 2012 at 02:52 PM
True Nick, kinda hard to tell from looking at someone or reading about someone how long they have been riding for...Good Point Now getting on one and drinking is another story
John doe September 18, 2012 at 03:24 PM
regardless of..... We dont want to see anyone get hurt on a motorcyle. Hopefully he will recover to learn his lesson.Best wishes!!
Jackie Sorce September 18, 2012 at 03:43 PM
My friend for 35 years..he could take a bike apart and put it back together again..and I'm sure he has...sending prayers to Sid and his family..
Cindy September 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
My brother is an experience rider since he was a teenager. He is not a drinker,does not drive fast we offter tell him he drives like an old lady. Our mom was just diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, he has been under a lot of stress and pressure. Unfortunately he made a poor decision that night for reasons we may never understand.A decision he will have to live with for the rest of his life if he makes it. Sid was always the first person to stop on the road and change a tire ,give a ride or a few bucks to strangers he felt you should always help people no matter what. He is a loving caring person who made a poor choice. Please don't judge him by this action because you might be one of the many people he touched along the way. We all make mistakes how many people can say they haven't . We need prayers not judgements. His sister Cindy
Jackie September 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
There was nothing wrong with his motorcycle riding skills, he had an accident , and yeah they said he was drunk but you don't really know that, they consider four beers being drunk
Nose Wayne September 18, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Cindy, I have known Sid for over 25 years and is a good and caring man.He loved his motorcycles and had an unfortunate accident. A special prayer goes out to your mom and Sid for a speedy recovery. GOD BLESS.
Sandy September 18, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Cindy I truly sympathize with what you're family is going through. You say your brother is not a drinker, but he chose to drive impaired which placed innocent people at risk. Thankfully no one else was injured. I am an ER nurse and see the consequences of driving impaired on a DAILY basis. I hope your brother makes a full recovery and pray for your Mother as well.
James A. Crowell 3rd September 19, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Cindy- just wanted to let you know the street is pulling for Sid, you and your family during this messed up time. We're all hoping for Sid's full recovery. And may it be a short recovery! (Bamboo) Jim --- neighbor.
Donna September 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Sid is a great person,he was always there when I needed help or just to talk to,my dog loves Sid and looks for him all the time.my thoughts and prayers go out to Sid and his family as well as his mother
Theresa September 19, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I am praying for you Sid. Everyone, please pray with me. I love you Sid! xo
T-Bird 148 September 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM
At this point the man has only been charged which means he has been ACCUSED of doing something wrong. He has not been found guilty or plead guilty. The DWI charges are based upon limited available information, like the odor of alcohol, since he was obviously not in any condition to do field sobriety tests or submit to breath testing. By all accounts (so far) this guy seems to be a very decent person who MAY have made a tragic decision or series of decisions. Let's hope the man recovers and if necessary the legal system will run its course.
Daniel Rabcow September 21, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Know Sid since I was a little boy does nothing but good to people my prayers go out to you friend
Sonja Matzkanin September 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM
You have my prayers....NO one should judge I don't but many do......stay positive things will work out
bob wandras October 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I Know Sid from long ago. He was working on a fifty something chevy. Now he is working on Sid. Work Sid Work, Dont give up the fight!


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