A 33-year-old man from Orange was killed in a New Jersey car accident after a 1998 Chrysler Sebring struck his motorcycle. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at Field Place and Wyndmoor Avenue in Hillside. Officials say the victim was riding his motorcycle southbound when the Sebring turned left in front of him and struck the motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to suffer fatal injuries. It is not clear if the car driver will be cited for the fatal crash and the collision remains under investigation.
Under New Jersey law, drivers making a left turn must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. It is common for motorcycles to be involved in left turn accidents because they are easier to overlook than larger passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, many intersection accidents involving motorcycles result in serious or fatal injuries for motorcycle riders.
The family of a deceased New Jersey motorcycle accident victim would be well advised to seek legal guidance from a skilled injury attorney. In the case of a fatal motorcycle accident, families may file a motorcycle accident wrongful death claim against the at-fault party in order to receive proper compensation for the cost of medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future income, and other related damages. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will review the circumstances of the crash and help hold the at-fault party accountable for the collision.
The experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a successful track record of helping motorcycle accident victims and their families. If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey auto accident, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.