Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accident

A 36-year-old Hillsborough man was killed in a New Jersey motorcycle accident when his 2008 BMW R12 collided with a deer. According to a NJ.com news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred near the former Gibraltar Rock Quarry entrance on County Route 601 in Montgomery Township. Officials say he was ejected from his motorcycle after colliding with a deer. He was treated at the scene and admitted in extremely critical condition in New Brunswick. Later that day, he died from his injuries.

As the temperature begins to drop, we can expect an increase in the number of deer-related traffic accidents. In fact, autumn is when the most New Jersey deer accidents occur. Deer often act unpredictably during the fall as it is their mating season.
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A 73-year-old Flanders man is in critical condition after he was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The New Jersey Herald, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 206 near the Harmony Lodge in Andover Township. Officials say a 38-year-old woman stopped to turn left when her 2013 Ford Escape was struck in the rear by a 1999 BMW motorcycle. The rider was ejected, critically injured, and airlifted to a nearby hospital. The driver of the SUV was treated and released. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

Motorcycles provide little to no protection for their riders. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you have a 75 percent chance of being injured. In New Jersey, there are about 70 deaths and 2,000 injuries reported annually as a result of motorcycle accidents. Over half of these injury accidents occur at intersections, over two-thirds involve drivers who did not see the motorcyclist and the majority of them involve excessive speed.
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Riding a motorcycle in New Jersey can be risky due to dangerous roadway conditions and negligent drivers who may not pay attention to motorcyclists. It is important for all riders to protect themselves by practicing safe riding habits. For example, riders should avoid speeding or lane splitting. It is also advisable for motorcycle riders in New Jersey to take a riding safety course, to always wear a helmet, and to make sure that their motorcycle is in good condition.

Here are five tips from the motorcycle accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein to help you avoid suffering a serious injury in a New Jersey motorcycle accident:
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Between 1996 and 2006, motorcycle fatalities more than doubled in the United States. Motorcyclist deaths have been on the rise even as the number of overall traffic deaths has decreased. Motorcycles simply do not provide enough protection to keep riders safe in the event of a crash. With no airbag, seatbelt, or steel frame to protect them, riders are vulnerable to the elements. Some motorcycles, however, are more dangerous than others. Perhaps the most dangerous type of motorcycle you can buy is a supersport bike.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that supersport bike riders are four times more likely to die in an accident than others. Supersport bikes are racing bikes that have been modified for highway use. They are specifically engineered for speed and have more horsepower per pound than most other types of motorcycles. They are light, powerful, and dangerous.
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A father and son were injured in a New Jersey accident when their motorcycle collided with another vehicle. According to a news report in The Asbury Park Press, the motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Seabreeze and Hudson avenues in Middletown. Officials say the two vehicles collided at the intersection, but it is not clear who was responsible for the crash. The father suffered a serious leg injury and the child sustained cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

Riding your motorcycle in New Jersey can be very dangerous. According to the Department of Law & Public Safety, around 2,500 motorcycles are involved in crashes statewide each year. More than half of New Jersey motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, while more than two-thirds result from a driver’s failure to see the motorcycle. After each motorcycle injury accident, it must be determined if the motorcyclist was behaving negligently or if the car’s driver simply failed to see the rider before it was too late.
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A 61-year-old man was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident when tire debris made him lose control of his vehicle. According to a news report in The South Jersey Times, the motorcycle crash occurred just north of exit 18 in West Deptford on I-295. Officials say a vehicle in front of the motorcyclist ran over a piece of tire left in the road. The tire then struck the motorcyclist, causing him to crash. He sustained facial and internal injuries. It is unclear how long the debris had been on the highway.

Roadway debris is unsafe for all motorists, but motorcyclists are particular susceptible to losing control in a debris-related crash. Motorcyclists who are struck by flying debris, or who run over debris that is lying in the roadway, can easily suffer serious injuries.
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Motorcyclists have very little physical protection when compared to occupants of cars. There is no steel frame protecting motorcycle riders, no airbags, and no seatbelts. Even low-speed collisions can result in devastating injuries that can significantly affect a rider’s quality of life. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 377 motorcyclists were killed between the years 2003 and 2007 in the Garden State. Furthermore, if you are involved in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey, you have a 75 percent chance of suffering an injury.
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The focus of Rider Training of New Jersey (RTNJ) is to increase the skill and awareness of motorcyclists on the part of the general public. According to ridertrainingnj.com, RTNJ is a non-profit offering instructional programs for riders of every ability level – from the novice to the veteran rider. Whatever your skill level, RTNJ can make you a safer, better motorcyclist.

RTNJ uses the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum. That curriculum has been established by the MFA based on more than 40 years’ worth of data on motorcycle accidents. According to the MFA, 400,000 motorcyclists enroll in motorcycle training/safety courses every year. Studies have found that the vast majority of riders who were involved in motorcycle accidents were either taught informally by friends or family members or were self-taught…
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A former Weehawken man recently lost his life in a motorcycle crash in the Poconos. Courtesy of NJ.com, the native of New Jersey died in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania’s Middle Smithfield Township. Authorities say the man, age 33, lost control of his motorcycle, a 1999 Kawasaki, at approximately 4:41 p.m. According to the Monroe County Coroner, the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle after reaching the crest of a hill and starting down the other side. There was a sideways skid, and the victim struck his head on the blacktop. He and his motorcycle slid into the path of a car that was pulling out from a driveway at 77 Turkey Ridge Road. Police who responded to the scene of the motorcycle accident reported that the motorcyclist was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.

A man and his wife from Middletown, New York, were driver and passenger in the vehicle. According to authorities they were just in the neighborhood looking at real estate that might be for sale. The female passenger in the car was transported for evaluation to Pocono Medical Center. Her condition was unknown at the time of the Pocono Record report.
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A motorcycle rider was seriously injured in a New Jersey intersection crash that was so violent that the rider’s helmet broke apart when it struck the pavement. According to a WPVI news report, the car accident occurred at Whitehorse Pike and Warwick Road in Magnolia. Officials say the motorcycle was stopped at a red light when a beige Ford Taurus crashed into it at a high rate of speed. The male motorcycle rider sustained serious head and leg injuries. According to an eyewitness account, the female driver appeared impaired in some way. She will face citations pending the official investigation.

Motorcycle accidents commonly occur at intersections. Drivers who fail to obey traffic lights or stop signs run the risk of causing a high-speed accident. Drivers who fail to properly yield the right-of-way can also cause devastating injuries to motorcyclists. Anyone whose act of negligence or wrongdoing results in a collision with a motorcycle can be held liable for the injuries caused in addition to facing citations or criminal charges.
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