A 24-year-old man was killed in a Jersey City truck accident when he was struck by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the fatal bicycle accident took place on Route 1&9 at Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. The man was riding his bicycle across 1&9 when a 2004 Freightliner rig struck him. Police investigating the crash are looking into who had right-of-way at the intersection.
The most common cause of a street intersection accident in New Jersey is failure to yield right-of-way. Under New Jersey law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other vehicles. The family of someone killed in a New Jersey car accident or bike crash may pursue financial compensation for their losses. A wrongful death claim is filed by immediate family members and seeks compensation to cover medical and funeral costs and lost future income. Anyone who has lost a loved one in a New Jersey bicycle accident would be well advised to speak with a skilled Princeton wrongful death attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, please contact the experienced Princeton bike crash lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation. Call us at 609-240-0040 today to find out how we can help protect your legal rights and options.