The driver responsible for a fatal New Jersey bicycle accident has been officially cited for the collision. According to The Lawrenceville Patch, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on Route 1 North at one of the Interstate 95/295 exit ramps on May 7. Officials say the 59-year-old male driver failed to follow the marked course of the roadway and struck a bicyclist with his 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The 59-year-old Trenton bicyclist succumbed to his injuries shortly after the collision at a nearby trauma center. Weeks later, the driver was officially ticketed for the fatal car accident for “failing to obey a traffic control device.”
Riding your bicycle in New Jersey can be a healthy way to get around without having to pay the ever-rising prices on gas. It can also, unfortunately, be extremely dangerous. The New Jersey State Police keep a running record of traffic fatalities throughout the year. As of June 8, there have been 239 traffic fatalities in the state of New Jersey in the year 2012. Of those victims, seven were bicyclists. One of the victims was between 18 and 20 years of age, one was between 25 through 29 years of age and five were between the ages of 50 and 64.
Anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident would be well advised to speak with an experienced lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are protected. If it is determined that the driver was negligent at the time of the crash, then financial compensation may be available for the family’s terrible loss.
A skilled Princeton bicycle crash lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein helps victims and their families pursue fair compensation for their losses. We offer free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a New Jersey auto accident. Please call us to find out how we can help you.