Old Bridge, NJ – Andrea Houlihan Killed, Man Injured in Motorcycle Collision on Rt 9NY/NJ Legal News
Old Bridge, NJ (August 16, 2023) – A fatal motorcycle crash happened in Old Bridge on Sunday morning, August 13. At around 11:00 a.m., responders went to the scene of the accident on Route 9.
Sources say the crash took place on Route 9 North near Route 18 North when a GMC SUV was on the exit ramp to Route 18 North. For unknown reasons, it suddenly crossed over the painted median back into Route 9 traffic, causing all vehicles to stop abruptly.
A motorcyclist was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of the SUV, ejecting both the driver and a female passenger from the bike.
The female passenger was identified as 53-year-old Andrea Houlihan. She was pronounced deceased at Hackensack Meridian Hospital Old Bridge a short time after the accident took place. The motorcyclist was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents
In the state of New Jersey, car accidents happen every single day. In fact, hundreds of accidents are reported per day that cause injuries and even fatalities. Each year, about 60,000 accidents are reported throughout the Garden State. Of these crashes, a percentage involve motorcycles. Unfortunately, when motorcycles are involved in accidents, motorcyclists usually suffer serious injuries or even lose their lives. Unfortunately, most motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers.
Driver negligence is a serious and dangerous issue, happening all throughout the United States at an alarming rate. In New Jersey, the main cause of traffic collisions is driver distraction. Other common causes of car crashes include intoxication, speeding, and fatigue. These and more types of driver negligence cause millions of vehicle accidents every single year across the nation.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve to be able to recover without having to worry about money. Especially if your injuries are keeping you in the hospital or at home and unable to work and make a living. Not only may you be stressed out about money, but you may be dealing with pain from your injuries and emotional turmoil stemming from your memories of the crash. All of these issues and more may be eligible for financial compensation when you work with a motorcycle crash lawyer in Old Bridge.
An attorney can help you recover in numerous ways. When you work with a lawyer and file a personal injury claim for financial compensation, you may be able to collect money for damages such as pain, suffering, medical bills, vehicle repairs, wage loss, and more. All of the economic and non-economic damages that resulted from your accident are eligible for compensation, especially if you know that your crash was caused by a negligent driver.
Call the car crash attorneys at the law office of Metro Law as soon as you can to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation. Driver negligence is illegal, and those who have been victimized by negligent drivers deserve to be able to recover financially without incident. Contact our law firm at (800) 469-6476 to learn more.