A Kearny man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a spill taken while riding his motorcycle in Belleville, according to police.
Belleville Police Capt. Frank Pignataro said Javier Pineda-Chu, 44, was riding his 2021 Kawasaki EX4 west on Bloomfield Avenue, shortly after 7 p.m., on March 18 when he apparently lost control of the bike near Heckel Street.
Pignataro said witnesses reported that Pineda-Chu was thrown from his bike and slid into a vehicle traveling east on Bloomfield.
The biker was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, where he subsequently died of his injuries, Pignataro said.
An autopsy was performed by the state Medical Examiner’s office in Newark but the results have not yet been shared with the local police department, according to Pignataro.
A funeral service for the Pineda-Chu took place March 26 from the Alvarez Funeral Home in Newark. No further information on him was readily available.
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Ron Leir has been a newspaperman since the late ’60s, starting his career with The Jersey Journal, having served as a summer reporter during college. He became a full-time scribe in February 1972, working mostly as a general assignment reporter in all areas except sports, including a 3-year stint as an assistant editor for entertainment, features, religion, etc.
He retired from the JJ in May 2009 and came to The Observer shortly thereafter.
He is also a part-time actor, mostly on stage, having worked most recently with the Kearny-based WHATCo. and plays Sunday softball in Central Park, New York