Fort Lee, NJ – Officer Injured, Rider Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Lemoine Ave

Fort Lee, NJ – Officer Injured, Rider Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Lemoine Ave

Fort Lee, NJ (October 18, 2022) – One person died in a motorcycle accident involving a Port Authority police car in Fort Lee on Monday, October 17th. 

According to officials, the crash happened in the area of Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and Lemoine Avenue at about 5:45 a.m. when the motorcyclist ran a red light and collided with the squad car in the intersection. 

One officer was transported to a local hospital in non-critical condition. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accident Victims in New Jersey

Fort Lee, NJ - Officer Injured, Rider Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Lemoine Ave

The leading cause of New Jersey 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.

New Jersey government statistics show that, in 2018, there were more than 50 motorcycle crashes that were fatal for the rider. These and other non-fatal motorcycle accidents arise from 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. 

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. 

For example, a lot of motorcycle accidents are the result of drunk driving.  Sometimes these accidents involve riders under the influence, but the majority stem from 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 is speeding, they are 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 accidents include traffic violations, like texting while driving, failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, and failing to yield.  

At Metro Law, we will launch a thorough investigation into your Fort Lee motorcycle accident and consult with occupational and medical professionals in order to verify the damages you have sustained.

Contact our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers at (800) 469-6476 to explore the legal options available for you.

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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not 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.