On Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 10:50 p.m., several units responded to the 600 block of Locust Street for a motorcycle accident. On scene, north of West Lincoln Avenue, officers observed a white male, later known as Kevin Cummings, laying on his back in the middle of the roadway. Cummings had a laceration on his forehead which was bleeding. Officers on scene detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Cummings’ breath and person.
Further north on Locust Street was a motorcycle, a 2009 Harley Davidson, registered to Cummings. The motorcycle was laying on its left side in the middle of the roadway
Another male, an 18 year old from Roselle Park, was laying on the apron grass area on the eastside of Locust Street, north of West Lincoln Ave. Investigation revealed the 18 year old who was on a skateboard was struck by Cummings on the motorcycle. While the skateboarder was crossing the roadway.
First Aid squad and medics arrived on the scene to administer aid.
The 18 year-old skateboarder had a laceration on the top left-side of his forehead, several scratches on his left forearm and leg. His left hand sustained “trauma” and his left middle finger was broken.
Cummings was charged with assault by auto, driving while under the influence and driving while suspended and without motor vehicle insurance.