Paterson, NJ – Firefighter Airlifted in Critical Condition After Crash on Rt 23

Paterson, NJ – Firefighter Airlifted in Critical Condition After Crash on Rt 23

Paterson, NJ (September 21, 2022) – A firefighter from Paterson sustained critical injuries during a motorcycle accident in Sussex County on their way to work on Wednesday, September 21st. 

The incident took place on Route 23 in Franklin, about 30 minutes outside of the city. 

Although initial details were sparse, officials did say the injured victim was med-flighted to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.  

This accident remains under police investigation at this time. 

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

Motorcycle Crashes in New Jersey

Paterson, NJ - Firefighter Airlifted in Critical Condition After Crash on Rt 23

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that almost 4,700 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions in 2013 and approximately 88,000 sustained injuries regarded as serious. 

From 2009 to 2013, New Jersey saw more than 13,000 crashes involving motorcycles. On average, 70 deaths and 2,000 injuries take place every year in New Jersey due to motorcycle collisions.

At Metro Law, we will launch a thorough investigation into your accident and consult with occupational and medical professionals in order to verify the damages you have sustained.

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety published that motorcyclists are almost 30 times more predisposed to being killed in a collision involving their bike and another motor vehicle. They are also five times more likely to sustain serious injuries.  

If you ride a motorcycle and you have been injured in an accident, you are likely entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills/Anticipated medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost earnings/Reduced earning capacity
  • Emotional trauma
  • Permanent disability/Disfigurement or permanent scarring
  • Pain/Suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages

Contact our motorcycle crash attorneys 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.