Authorities say a motorcyclist has died in after a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday afternoon. The accident reportedly occurred by mile marker 110 going Southbound. Officials say the accident occurred around 4:55 p.m. and that the biker was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. Details regarding the accident are still scarce and an investigation is ongoing. The victim’s identity has not been released to the public.
According to statistics form the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, well over 4,900 motorcyclists are killed every year. This does not even take into account the thousands upon thousands more who sustain injuries that can be permanent, temporary, or debilitating. The reasons for motorcycle accidents are many, but it mostly boils down to carelessness. Drivers should take care to mind the cyclists on road, but more often than not, motorcyclists are among the most marginalized of all drivers.
The amount of people killed in motorcycle accidents is also much higher than those who are killed a standard vehicle accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration goes on to say that motorcyclists are over 27 times more prone to being killed in an accident than those in a standard vehicle. Nobody should have to suffer the loss of a loved one or a terrible injury simply because other drivers refuse to share the road in a respectful and considerate manner.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation for medical costs and more. Contact an experienced, aggressive lawyer to discuss your legal rights after experiencing a motorcycle accident. Time is of the essence. Contact the law offices of Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC. today to schedule your case consultation.