Fairview, NJ – Motorcyclist Hospitalized in Crash at Broad Ave and Probst AveNY/NJ Legal News
Fairview, NJ (October 11, 2022) – A motorcyclist is in the hospital following a collision with another vehicle on Saturday, October 8th in Bergen County.
The 52-year-old woman was hit by a car in the area of Probst Avenue and Broad Avenue in Fairview at about 12:20 p.m.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center in an unknown condition.
The road was temporarily shut down as firefighters cleaned up a fluid spill in the roadway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
Although some motorcycle crashes are the fault of inexperienced riders or problems navigating a dangerous curve in the road, far more collisions are the fault of other negligent drivers on the roadway.
New Jersey government statistics show that, in 2018, there were more than 50 motorcycle crashes that were fatal for the rider. These collisions and other non-fatal crashes involving motorcycles were caused by multiple issues. In fact, about 67% of motorcycle crashes are the result of drivers who failed to notice the rider, and almost 50% of all motorcycle accidents take place at intersections.
The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers failing to notice the motorcyclist. This usually indicates they were driving negligently by failing to observe their surroundings, check their blind spots before making a lane change, or signal before making a turn. In these scenarios, it simply isn’t possible for the rider to react quickly enough to avoid a collision, and the fault for that rests squarely on the shoulders of the other driver.
A lot of motorcycle accidents are the result of drunk driving. These accidents can involve riders under the influence, but the majority of accidents are caused by the driver of the other vehicle being under the influence. While alcohol is often a factor in serious New Jersey motorcycle crashes, it is just one of many causes.
Like alcohol, speed is a factor in many motorcycle accidents. If the driver of the other vehicle was speeding, they can usually be held accountable for their carelessness. If the rider was also speeding, it could be a contributing factor, but not necessarily one that is the defining cause of the crash.
Other causes of motorcycle collisions include traffic violations, like texting while driving, failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, and failing to yield.
Contact our motorcycle crash attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal options available for you.
At Metro Law, we will launch a thorough investigation into your New Jersey motorcycle accident and consult with occupational and medical professionals in order to verify the damages you have sustained.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.