Lincoln Park, NJ – Motorcyclist Hospitalized Following Collision at Boonton Tpk and Susquehanna AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lincoln Park, NJ (July 14, 2022) – A motorcycle rider is in the hospital after being involved in a collision with another vehicle on Wednesday, July 13th in Morris County.
The crash took place at about 8:40 p.m. in the area of Susquehanna Avenue and Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park.
The motorcyclist, identified only as a 27-year-old male from Lincoln Park, was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 68-year-old man, also from Lincoln Park, was unharmed during the impact.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Collisions in New Jersey
In a recent publication, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety stated that motorcycle riders are nearly 30 times more likely to die in a collision between a motor vehicle and their bike. Riders are also at a five times greater risk of sustaining severe injuries.
Between 2009 and 2013, the state of New Jersey witnessed over 13,000 motorcycle-involved collisions. An average of 2,000 injuries and 70 fatalities happen each year statewide in motorcycle crashes.
Motorcycle accidents are a nationwide issue. The United States Department of Transportation, which is tasked with documenting annual collision data involving motorcycles, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, declared that nearly 4,700 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2013, and an additional 88,000 sustained moderate to critical injuries. Also, the NHTSA said that from 2004 to 2013, the rate of deadly motorcycle events rose by 16%.
Motorcycle riders are at a serious disadvantage when they collide with another automobile. Even with safety precautions such as safe riding techniques and Department of Transportation-approved helmets, motorcyclists are one of the most unprotected individuals on our roads, and their deaths, regardless of fault, almost always involve another vehicle.
One of the most frequent kinds of motorcycle crashes happens when another automobile, usually either dodging an accident or passing illegally, unexpectedly swerves into an oncoming lane and collides head-on with a motorcycle rider they did not see. The consequences are, at best, disastrous and, at their worst, fatal. A rider can receive injuries that range from road rash, compound fractures, and severe burns to paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.
If you were injured in an accident while riding a motorcycle, you are probably eligible to receive financial compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses/Anticipated medical expenses
- Damage to personal property
- Loss of earnings/Diminished earning capacity
- Mental trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Non-economic damages
At Metro Law, we will conduct an exhaustive investigation into the events leading up to your accident and confer with medical and occupational professionals to substantiate the losses, both economic and exemplary, that you have endured.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, we can assist you with a claim of wrongful death as well. Based on your relationship with the deceased, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the negligent driver.
Contact our motorcycle crash lawyers in New Jersey 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.