ELIZABETH, NJ - A medevac helicopter landed in a baseball field behind Mattano Park today to airlift a person injured in an accident reportedly involving a motorcycle today.
Elizabeth police cleared the baseball field on Clifton Street between Arnett and Atlantic streets, where multiple EMS, police patrols and fire engines were present around noon.
Police blocked off a portion of Cole Place near the corner of Clifton and Atlantic streets, where a motorcycle could be seen behind police tape.
Jay Hawk, a construction worker who was working on the new School No. 22 near Clifton Street, said he saw a group of motorcyclists near Cole Place at the time of the accident.
Eyewitnesses said they saw what appeared to be a male taken into the helicopter. Hawk said the man’s face was covered in gauze when he was taken into the medevac.
According to Google Maps, Cole Place eventually turns into Trenton Avenue and then Atlantic Street. Signs at the scene marked the intersection near the school as Atlantic Street though.