Clayton, NJ – Thomas Pitt Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Delsea Dr near Earl Ave
Clayton, NJ (May 8, 2023) – A motorcyclist identified as Thomas Pitt, 73, lost his life after a collision with a vehicle in Gloucester County, Clayton. The wreck occurred on Saturday night, May 6, according to reports.
A woman from Deptford was traveling south on Delsea Drive in her car just after 7:30 p.m. when she tried to make a U-turn near Earl Avenue, police said. The vehicle collided with Pitt’s motorcycle, causing him to sustain life-threatening injuries.
Pitt was transported to an area medical center and later taken by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he later passed away. The driver of the vehicle, age 25, suffered head and shoulder trauma and was transported to another hospital for treatment.
Police in Clayton are working to determine the cause of the collision at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Thomas Pitt at this time.
New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents
In 2020, over 2,000 motorcycle accidents were reported in the state of New Jersey. Of these accidents, approximately 80 people lost their lives, and over 1,700 sustained injuries. These numbers display a decrease in accidents from the previous year and an increase in fatalities. Some common reasons motorcycle accidents happen in the Garden State include failure to yield the right of way, driver distraction, and speeding. Driver negligence has become a serious problem in the state of New Jersey and throughout the United States, causing severe traffic collisions that often end in injuries and fatalities.
It is vital for both motorcycle riders and vehicle operators to remain alert, aware, and sober while driving. This could help prevent injurious and fatal traffic accidents from occurring. When you or someone you love has been hurt in a traffic collision caused by a negligent driver, you should be able to recover without having to worry about money. A personal injury attorney can help you recover financially after you sustain injuries in an accident caused by negligence.
Sadly, about 6% of motorcycle collisions reported in the United States result in fatalities for motorcyclists. If you have recently lost a beloved member of your family due to a negligently caused traffic collision, a wrongful death lawyer in Clayton can help you collect financial compensation for the losses and damages you face in relation to your loved one’s accident. You may be eligible to collect financial compensation for the following damages and more:
- Funeral care
- Burial costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional turmoil
- Loss of life enjoyment
Depending on the severity and nature of your loved one’s accident, and the effect it has had on your life, you may be able to collect compensation for both intangible and tangible 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.