It’s a beautiful time of year in New Jersey. Soon, the weather will be getting a little cooler, the leaves will be changing and all the summer traffic will abate now that kids are back in school. That makes it a perfect time to break out the motorcycle and take to the roads and enjoy the changing season.
But that fun isn’t without risks. Riding a motorcycle on New Jersey’s roads can be a dangerous endeavor, even if you’re a great rider. For years, there’s been a problem with motorists not seeing motorcyclists or even being openly hostile toward them. Add to that a newfound problem with texting and driving, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen all too often in the Garden State and a recent accident left one New Jersey motorcyclist dead. In the mid afternoon of September 2, a motorcycle and a 2015 Ford pickup truck collided in Fairfield, New Jersey. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to a nearby hospital and was later pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained.
New Jersey authorities are conducting an investigation into the crash and have not indicated whether distraction, drunk driving or recklessness played a part in the accident.
Accidents like these happen all the time in New Jersey, but what do you do if it happens to you or a loved one and you’re stuck with medical bills, lost wages and even funeral costs? A wise route may be to speak with an attorney. He or she can fight to get you the compensation you need to get on with your life.
Source: tapinto.net, “Fatal Motorcycle Accident Occurs at Little Falls Road and Passaic Avenue in Fairfield,” September 2, 2016