A motorcyclist was killed recently in a two-vehicle accident. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. in Lawrence on Dec. 15, the Lawrence Township Police Department says. When New Jersey residents are killed in motorcycle accidents, their loved ones are typically entitled to file wrongful death suits against the party believed to be responsible.
The motorcyclist was a 54-year-old Hamilton Township man. He was operating his motorcycle when it collided with a car driven by a 58-year-old Trenton woman. The accident occurred around 4:42 p.m., police say. The man was pronounced dead at the accident's scene.
Police say the car was traveling west on a local road and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto another road. The man was traveling east on his motorcycle and struck the woman's car, police say. The accident is still being investigated by the Lawrence Township Police Department as well as the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.
Although it is not entirely clear why the car turned in front of the motorcycle, police will complete their investigation soon. In the event that charges are filed against the car driver and prosecutors succeed in convicting her on a related charge, that conviction could be used as evidence in a wrongful death suit. When individuals are killed in motorcycle accidents, it is important to consider the possibility of seeking financial compensation to cover potentially expensive medical needs and/or end-of-life expenses. Negligent or distracted drivers can cause serious harm -- or, in this case, death -- and they can be held accountable for their dangerous actions on New Jersey roads and highways.
Source: centraljersesy.com, "Motorcyclist killed in crash at Quakerbridge Road and Lawrence Station Road", Lea Kahn, Dec. 16, 2015