Motorcycles are a popular means of communication for many people in New Jersey. They are a relatively economical and easy way to get around. They are also small and can be very hard to see, which means they are often involved in a tragic car accident. An accident involving a motorcycle happened on a recent Sunday evening.
It was about 8 p.m. and two young men were riding a motorcycle north on Route 9 near Middle Township. A man driving a pickup truck pulled out of an intersection in front of them to make a left-hand turn. One rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was transported to an area hospital with reportedly serious injuries.
The driver of the pickup was apparently not injured in the crash. It is not known if speed, or possibly distracted driving contributed to the cause of the crash. The driver has not been charged and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Many people love the sense of freedom they claim to enjoy while riding motorcycles. But the same features that make them so much fun can make them very hard for motorists to see. That is why there are so many warnings and notices to be always on the lookout for motorcycles. Failure to be alert and aware of one’s surroundings when driving can result in a tragic car accident. No one can turn back time and bring back the loved one but a conversation with a personal injury attorney in New Jersey may provide information on whether a civil lawsuit against the person deemed responsible is a viable legal option.