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Battalion Chief in Motorcycle Accident with School Bus

Accidents | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 2:32 pm | Updated 1 year 25 weeks ago | Read 9243 | Commented 4 | Emailed 6

By Herald Staff

GOSHEN—A motorcycle accident involving a school bus injured Mark D’Amico, a battalion chief for Wildwood Fire Company, on Oct. 16. D’Amico was travelling on his motorcycle on Swainton Goshen Road at approximately 12:30 p.m. when, according to an unnamed witness, he lost control going around a curve and hit the bus.

Capt. John Edwards of Middle Township Police Dept. said the investigation is still ongoing and fault has not yet been determined. He confirmed that D’Amico and the bus were headed in opposite directions when they collided.

“D’Amico was hurt pretty badly and was flown out,” Edwards said. Responding to the scene were Goshen Fire Company, Middle Township Police, EMS and Rescue Squad as well as medics from AtlanticCare.

“There were two people on the bus [at the time of the accident],” Edwards said. The two individuals were the bus driver and a juvenile. Neither of which was injured.

D’Amico is currently recovering in Atlantic City Medical Center.

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Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:24pm - Posted by: EdieF

It's called double dipping, and it's very prevalent.

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 6:51am - Posted by: jerseygirl88

The only reason why this made the Herald is because of who he is........he is human and has accidents just like everyone else.

Sun, 10/20/2013 - 9:44pm - Posted by: marmoracat

The Wildwood Fire Department website lists him as a Battalion Chief of Wildwood Station 3-2, which appears to be their volunteer department, not the paid department.

He retired from the Wildwood Police Department as a Police Officer in 2011 rather than being laid off.

So now I'm really wondering...How does one get promoted from new hire to Assistant Superintendent of Public Works in only 2 years? Apparently, I chose the wrong line of work.

Either way....I want to wish him a speedy recovery.

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 7:58am - Posted by: AfroMan

Fire Chief? This paper in the past and the City's website lists hm as Public Works Director? On his bike in Middle Township on a Wednessday at 12:30? Well no wonder Wildwood looks the way it does..As usual excellent fact checking by the Herald...

ED. NOTE: The City of Wildwood website (http://wildwoodnj.org/wp/?page_id=30) lists Mark D'Amico as the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works. The website for the Wildwood Fire Department (www.wildwoodfirerescue.com/officers.php) lists Mark D'Amico as the Battalion Chief for Wildwood Fire Company No. 1.

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