Man dead; passenger critical in horrific car crash in Bayonne
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BAYONNE -- A 23-year-old Bayonne man was killed and his passenger critically injured after the Jeep he was driving impacted the railroad bridge station near Avenue A and West Seventh Street just after midnight on Dec. 12

Police Chief Ralph Scianni said the jeep was traveling northbound on Avenue A when the vehicle struck the bridge. The driver, Michael Burke – an EMT for McCabe Ambulance – died after being partly ejected from the crumpled vehicle. The passenger, Mark Bayus, was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle before being rushed to Jersey City Medical Center’s trauma center for life-threatening injuries to the face and head. He was listed in critical condition.

Scianni said the accident is still under investigation, but said it was one of the more horrific scenes he had seen in his 34 year career.

“My heart goes out to the victims and their families,” he said.

Inspectors from the city’s building department as well as rail inspectors were called to evaluate the structural condition of the bridge. -- Al Sullivan

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Krystle S.
December 13, 2013
Heartfelt prayers and condolences to the friends and family of Michael. He seemed to be a man with a bright future but lets not forget all the good he was apart of when he was here. God bless him and may his spirit live on through those that knew him.
Dana Burke
December 13, 2013

I love you Michael<3