A New Jersey man was killed in a motorcycle accident after he crashed into a car that turned in front of him, according to this news report. Police officials investigating the fatal motorcycle crash said the car, in which two people were riding, turned into a driveway in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist apparently struck the car and was thrown off his bike. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries and death in the United States. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,000 motorcyclists were killed in 2001. That number, nationwide and in New Jersey, has been climbing as more and more people are starting to ride motorcycles because it is a cheaper mode of transportation, especially in the light of climbing gas prices.
Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer major injuries or death in the event of an auto accident because they are riding an open vehicle with very little protection. All they have is their helmet and protective gear such as leather jacket or boots, which is hardly sufficient protection in the event of a crash. In most cases, motorcyclists are seriously injured or killed as a result of negligence on another driver’s part.
Motorcycle accident victims would be well-advised to contact the experienced New Jersey auto accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein who will thoroughly investigate each and every case, determine the facts, identify the negligent parties and make sure they are held liable for the injuries, damages and loss caused. Please call Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation and evaluation of your auto accident case.