Hope, NJ – Fatal Motorcycle & Truck Collision Takes One Life on Rt 80

Hope, NJ – Fatal Motorcycle & Truck Collision Takes One Life on Rt 80

Hope, NJ (February 14, 2023) – A man from Jersey City, identified as Desmond A. Gomes, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Hope. The crash happened when he was struck by a truck while traveling on the roadway. 

Gomes was on Route 80 on a Honda motorcycle headed west when the crash happened, police said. Reports show a Volvo tractor-trailer rear-ended the motorcycle near milepost 11.6. 

The wreck happened in Warren County. New Jersey State Police responded at approximately 5:20 p.m., sources said. A medivac flight was seen at the crash site; however, Gomes lost his life due to the severity of his injuries. 

Police are working to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. 

New Jersey Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often more severe than other types of traffic accidents. This is due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks. They are about 20-3o times heavier than your average passenger vehicle, meaning they are extremely dangerous if they become involved in a collision. When a semi-truck becomes involved in a crash with a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle almost always sustain severe injuries or even lose their lives. Alarmingly, the majority of these accidents are caused by the actions of negligent drivers.

Hope, NJ - Fatal Motorcycle Collision Takes One Life on Rt 80There are numerous forms of financial compensation available to commercial truck accident victims that extend well beyond basic medical expenses, even though these current and anticipated costs account for a major percentage of any settlement award.  

Commercial trucking accidents can cause more than just severe economic hardship. They can also hurt your relationship with your significant other and cause substantial psychological and emotional hurdles.

In addition to medical expenses, other types of financial compensation include:

  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Cost of a caregiver 
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of fellowship
  • Physical anguish
  • Emotional distress

In the worst possible scenario, your loved one may have lost their life in an accident caused by a negligent driver. If this has happened to you, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Contact a wrongful death lawyer in Hope to learn about how you may qualify for financial compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. Negligent driving is illegal, and, therefore, if your life has been negatively affected by the actions of a negligent driver, the law says you are eligible to sue the party responsible.

If you were injured in a Hope commercial truck accident and you feel operator negligence or a third party is to blame, contact our New Jersey commercial truck accident lawyers at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are open to 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.