A 35-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was injured in a New Jersey car collision when a 2009 BMW struck his bicycle. According to The Shore News Today, the bicycle accident occurred along the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township. Officials are looking into whether the bicyclist entered traffic lanes in front of the eastbound car shortly before the crash. He was transported to a nearby trauma center for his injuries. The 53-year-old female driver of the BMW left the scene of the crash but showed up at the police station shortly thereafter. It is not clear if she will face charges. The investigation is ongoing.
In a bicycle accident or any auto accident, it is important that investigators consider all possible causes of the crash before determining that the bike rider was solely at fault. If the bike rider was in a lane of traffic, why was he or she unable to avoid the collision? Was the driver speeding or driving distracted? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway that caused or contributed to the accident?
Depending on the circumstances of the incident, financial compensation may be available for victims’ losses. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization and rehabilitation costs, past and future pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
A skilled lawyer can help prove liability for the crash and help hold the at-fault driver accountable for the victim’s considerable losses. The experienced bicyclist injury attorneys in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of helping injured bicyclists. We provide free case evaluations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has been injured or has suffered a loss in a New Jersey bicycle accident.