A 49-year-old resident of Vineland, New Jersey, died from massive head trauma sustained in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a motor vehicle at a city street intersection. According to this news report, the accident occurred on October 24, 2008 when 49-year-old Gonzolo Sola Jr. was riding his bicycle near the corner of North 6th Street and Park Avenue. Sola had reportedly been crossing Park Avenue toward Landis Park when he was struck by 86-year-old Angelo Pinizzotto, who was heading west.
Sola was taken to an area hospital with massive head trauma. Pinizzotto was uninjured. Sola died a few hours after getting to the hospital. Police have not cited or arrested Pinizzotto pending further investigation.
Traffic investigators will very likely look into what caused this tragic Vineland bicycle accident. They will undoubtedly look into whether Pinizzotto was speeding or driving under the influence. Police will also look into whether the driver in this case was negligent or distracted by something else he was doing while operating his vehicle.
Often, families of deceased auto accident victims are entitled to compensation for wrongful death in cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved. If you or a loved one has lost someone in a fatal auto accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, please call a skilled New Jersey auto accident lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein to find out more about your legal options. We will fight hard to protect your rights and get the compensation you rightfully deserve.