A father and son were injured in a New Jersey accident when their motorcycle collided with another vehicle. According to a news report in The Asbury Park Press, the motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Seabreeze and Hudson avenues in Middletown. Officials say the two vehicles collided at the intersection, but it is not clear who was responsible for the crash. The father suffered a serious leg injury and the child sustained cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
Riding your motorcycle in New Jersey can be very dangerous. According to the Department of Law & Public Safety, around 2,500 motorcycles are involved in crashes statewide each year. More than half of New Jersey motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, while more than two-thirds result from a driver’s failure to see the motorcycle. After each motorcycle injury accident, it must be determined if the motorcyclist was behaving negligently or if the car’s driver simply failed to see the rider before it was too late.
If you choose to ride your motorcycle in New Jersey, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your chances of suffering an injury.
- Increase your visibility: Avoid blind spots, wear bright and reflective clothing and adjust your lane position to make yourself seen.
- Drive defensively: Ride as if other motorists cannot see you.
- Seek out training: Riders who have taken safety and skill courses are much less likely to be involved in a crash.
- Exercise care: Never ride while fatigued or impaired.
Of course, no amount of safe riding habits can prevent all accidents. If you have been injured in a New Jersey crash, please make sure you learn about your legal rights and options by contacting an experienced New Jersey injury lawyer. You may be able to seek financial support for your lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other related damages.