A 20-year-old woman was killed when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed into a disabled vehicle. According to a My Fox New York news report, the fatal motorcycle accident in New Jersey occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville. Officials say the motorcycle struck the back of a car that broke down in a lane of traffic. The passenger on the motorcycle was fatally injured, the 49-year-old male motorcyclist is listed in critical condition, and the 21-year-old driver of the disabled vehicle suffered minor injuries. It is not clear what caused the vehicle to become disabled, if it had blinking warning lights, or why the motorcyclist was unable to avoid the collision.
There are a number of questions that must be asked after a vehicle collides with a disabled vehicle. What caused the disabled vehicle to stop in traffic? Did the motorist make an attempt to get the vehicle off the roadway? Did the driver put on the warning lights? Did the other motorist involved have a reasonable amount of time to avoid the collision? Were distracted driving, speeding, or other forms of careless driving contributing factors in the crash?
The family of someone killed in a motorcycle crash can pursue compensation for their losses through a claim against the at-fault party. A skilled fatal motorcycle accident lawyer in NJ will help determine liability for the crash and help the family get fair compensation for their terrible losses. The experienced legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein provides free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a motorcycle crash.