Super Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Board of Legal Speciality Certification
Advocates Forums
New Jersey Supreme Court
National Board of Trial Advocacy

New Jersey Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Day Before His Birthday

Law Offices of James M. Curran

New Jersey State Police reported that a 27-year-old man from Phillipsburg died in a two-motorcycle accident on County Route 609. He was declared dead at the accident scene in Hope Township on April 16, the day before his birthday.

The other motorcyclist involved in the accident was a 47-year-old man who lived on the county road. A police spokesman said that he had pulled out of his driveway on his motorcycle, intending to head west, but then turned around to go back to his driveway.

This turn caused him to cut in front of the victim’s motorcycle. The younger man tried to brake but lost control. His motorcycle flipped, hit the other man’s motorcycle and then crashed with its driver into a curb and wooden fence. The man who died was thrown onto a grassy area. The survivor was also thrown from his motorcycle and went to Pocono Medical Center for treatment. Police said the victim was in possession of marijuana. The results of his toxicology report will reveal later if he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

When a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident, a surviving family member could face financial difficulties due to funeral bills, medical bills from rescue attempts and lost income. If a distracted, drunk or reckless driver caused the accident, then a survivor might be able to recover damages with a wrongful death lawsuit. A conversation with an attorney could help a survivor learn about the compensation that could be sought from the responsible party. If appropriate, an attorney could file a lawsuit on behalf of their client.

Source:, “Two-motorcycle crash kills Phillipsburg man, State Police say,” Emily Cummins, April 16, 2015

Client Reviews

If anyone is looking for the BEST Attorney out there I HIGHLY recommend Jim Curran. His communication & Professionalism with his clients is AMAZING. His ability to put his client at ease is Great. He also...

John Kolas

We have been using the services of Mr. James Curran for over 25 years. He is the most professional and ethical lawyer that can be found. Mr. Curran provides the one on one service like in the olde days which is...

Richard Reinhardt

If I had room to add more stars I would give you a 10! I can not thank you enough for all you did for me. Your understanding and compassion is like a breath of fresh air. You certainly take the worries...

Francine Wheary

35+ Years of Experience

Fill out the contact form or call us at (732) 241-0994 to schedule your free consultation.

Leave Us a Message