A 31-year-old man was killed in a car accident when his motorcycle struck the back of a cab. According to an NBC New York news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred in the Lincoln Tunnel near the Manhattan side of the Hudson River crossing. Officials say the motorcyclist was fatally injured in the tunnel’s south tube when he struck the taxi, but it is unclear what caused the accident.
It is particularly important for a thorough investigation to take place following a fatal rear-end collision. It is common in these types of accidents for officials to assume that the vehicle in the rear was solely responsible for the crash. This is not, however, always the case. The driver in the front vehicle can cause a rear-end collision by slamming on the brakes, making an unsafe lane change, or by entering traffic without looking. These types of collisions can also occur when the rear vehicle experiences a mechanical malfunction or brake failure.
The family of someone killed in a fatal New Jersey motorcycle accident should preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection. If it can be determined that something other than the victim’s own negligence contributed to the accident, then financial compensation can be found for injuries and damages.
The NJ motorcycle accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to get victims and their families fair compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.