Greenwich, NJ – Motorcyclist Airlifted After Rt 173 Collision
Greenwich, NJ (November 09, 2022) – A motorcyclist was med-flighted to a regional trauma center following an accident on Route 173 in Warren County on Saturday, November 5th.
According to sources, a passenger vehicle collided with the motorcycle near mile marker 2.2 in Greenwich Township at about 12:50 p.m.
The motorcyclist was taken by medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital in serious condition.
Hunterdon County ALS, the Pohatcong Township Police Department, the Greenwich Township Emergency Squad, and the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company all assisted at the scene.
The incident is under investigation. No additional details have been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
The main cause of New Jersey motorcycle crashes is the drivers of passenger vehicles failing to notice the rider. This normally suggests they were acting negligently by failing to check their blind spots before making a lane change, pay attention to their surroundings, or use their turn signal before making a turn. In these situations, it simply is not possible for a motorcyclist to react in time to prevent a crash. The blame for that is appropriately placed on the other driver.
Statistics tracked by the New Jersey government highlight the fact that there were over 50 motorcycle collisions in 2018 that were fatal for the biker. These accidents and other non-fatal collisions involving motorcyclists were caused by several different problems. Nearly half of all motorcycle crashes happen at intersections. In actuality, almost 70% of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who fail to see the motorcycle rider.
While a percentage of motorcycle accidents are undoubtedly caused by amateur riders or issues navigating a treacherous curve in the roadway, a far greater percentage of accidents are caused by negligent drivers on the roadway.
For instance, many motorcycle crashes are the result of drivers under the influence. These incidents sometimes involve motorcyclists under the influence, but the overwhelming majority are caused by the driver of the other vehicle. Even though alcohol is a common factor in severe New Jersey motorcycle accidents, it is just one of many causes.
Similar to alcohol, speed is a common factor in motorcycle collisions. If the driver of a passenger vehicle was speeding, they can be held responsible for their recklessness. If the motorcyclist was also speeding, it will be considered a contributing factor, but not necessarily the defining cause of the accident.
Other frequent causes of motorcycle crashes include traffic violations, such as texting behind the wheel, failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, and failure to yield.
At Metro Law, we will launch a thorough investigation into your Greenwich motorcycle accident and consult with occupational and medical professionals in order to verify the damages you have sustained.
Contact our New Jersey motorcycle crash lawyers at (800) 469-6476 to explore 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 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.