Branchburg, NJ – Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Rt 202 S near Holland Brook RdNY/NJ Legal News
Branchburg, NJ (July 21, 2022) – A motorcyclist lost their life and another driver sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred in Branchburg on Wednesday, July 19. Emergency crews went to the crash site at around 3:34 p.m.
When crews arrived on-site, they found the driver of the motorcycle, who was identified as a 24-year-old Raritan Township member. The man had extensive injuries and later lost his life due to their severity.
A minivan was also involved in the crash, the driver of which was injured and identified as a 33-year-old Flemington woman. She was stuck in her vehicle at the scene and rescued by EMTs and fire crews. She was then taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Due to the extent of the incident, Route 202 South from Old York Road through Whiton Road was closed with the assistance of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Traffic was restored in the area just before 8:00 a.m.
Police in Branchburg continue to investigate the details of the crash.
New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents
In 2020, more than 2,000 motorcycle collisions were reported in New Jersey. Of these crashes, about 80 individuals were killed, and over 1,700 were injured. These numbers show a drop in accidents from the previous year, and, a rise in deaths. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle collisions in NJ include failure to yield the right of way, speeding, and driver distraction. Driver negligence has become a prevalent issue in the Garden State and throughout the United States, causing severe accidents that usually end in injuries and fatalities.
It is important for both motorcyclists and the drivers of passenger vehicles to remain sober, aware, alert, and awake while behind the wheel. This could help prevent crashes that cause injuries and/or fatalities from occurring. When you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a traffic accident caused by negligence, you should not have to worry about money during your recovery. A personal injury attorney can help you gather financial compensation after you are hurt in a negligently caused accident.
Sadly, approximately 6% of motorcycle crashes in the United States end in death for the motorcycle rider. If you have recently lost someone you love in a negligently caused traffic accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Branchburg can help you collect financial compensation for the damages and losses you may have endured due to your loved one’s crash. You may be eligible to collect financial compensation for the following damages, and more:
Loss of life enjoyment
Depending on the nature and severity of the crash your family member was involved in and the extent of the effect it has had on your life, you may be able to collect compensation for both tangible and intangible losses. At Metro Law, our skilled team of attorneys has been working for decades to help the surviving family members of deceased crash victims recover financially. When you don’t have to worry about money, you may be able to focus on your health and well-being, and that of your family members. You can reach our office by calling (800) 469-6476 to learn more.