Linden, NJ – Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision on N. Stiles St

Linden, NJ – Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision on N. Stiles St

Linden, NJ (June 29, 2022) – Officials are investigating an accident that left a 37-year-old man from Staten Island with serious injuries in Linden on Tuesday, June 28th. 

According to preliminary information from the Linden Police Department, at about 7:00 p.m., a resident of the borough who remains unidentified was riding a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on North Stiles Street in Union County when he collided with a 2016 Jeep Cherokee when it pulled out of the parking lot of a CVS into the roadway.

The 37-year-old was taken to Newark University Hospital in serious condition. 

The driver of the Jeep, a 26-year-old resident of Linden, was unharmed during the impact. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Right of Way Accidents in New Jersey

Linden, NJ - Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Collision on N. Stiles St

Anytime a driver fails to yield, they put themselves and others in danger of being involved in a serious crash, such as wrong-way and T-bone collisions. A driver’s failure to yield at a crosswalk can easily lead to treacherous accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists, who are particularly vulnerable due to their lack of exterior protection.  

There are many reasons why a driver might disregard someone’s right of way. The ones that happen most frequently in New Jersey include: 

  • Drowsy Driving: When a driver is severely fatigued or overly tired, they might not have the capacity to give their undivided attention to their surroundings. They are also less likely to correctly judge distances and might fail to notice that another driver has the right of way.
  • Driving While Intoxicated: Alcohol impairs your judgment and decreases your reaction time. A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol might fail to yield to other cars or pedestrians with the right of way. There are also many prescription drugs that can impede a person’s capacity to operate a vehicle safely and lawfully. 
  • Distracted Driving: When a driver’s attention is focused on something inside or outside of their vehicle causing them to not pay attention to their surroundings, they run the risk of causing a right-of-way accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that distracted driving is any activity that redirects a driver’s attention away from the safe operation of their vehicle, such as talking on the phone, texting, eating, drinking, fiddling with the stereo, or talking to passengers. 

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide. A report issued by a private company that studies collision data provided by insurance companies shows that failure to yield is the fourth most frequent cause of deadly accidents, after speeding, driving while intoxicated, and failing to maintain the proper lane.  

Our firm has advocated tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure their rights are guarded after being injured in an avoidable accident in New Jersey. If you have been seriously injured, contact the Metro Law vehicle accident attorneys at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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.