Man in critical condition after crashing stolen motorcycle in Paterson | Paterson Times

Man in critical condition after crashing stolen motorcycle in Paterson


A motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a vehicle at the intersection of 20th and Railroad avenues in Paterson, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Johnny Zea-Garay, 24, of Paterson, was seriously injured when his motorcycle, a stolen 2017 Kawasaki, collided with a 2008 BMW at around 6:23 p.m. on Thursday.

Zea-Garay was seriously injured and taken to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital.

Cristobal Gonzalez-Castella, 47, was the operator of the BMW. He was not injured in the crash, authorities said.

The investigation remains active and ongoing, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Department Traffic Bureau at 973-321-1112

  • peejay1954

    Let's see, 1 totaled Kawasaki , 1 BMW with probably several thousand dollars in damage. Maybe totaled.1 car, & 1 motorcycle owner, both with tremendous inconvenience & loss. Now, this joy riding thief is in the hospital with probably a minimum of half a million dollars worth of care coming to him. IF "Johnny" heals, he'll spend the next few years in Jail at a cost of about $300 per day for incarceration. And you TOONCHI hope this worthless P.O.S. gets better and wished he went elsewhere to heal? Why don't you volunteer to pay all the damages and grief "Johnny" caused? I can't believe I just read his comment

    • Guest

      The bike he stole is mine

      • Guest

        So I just lost thousands of dollars and i am not rich!