Toms River, NJ – Officer Airlifted Following Motorcycle Crash at Rt 9 and Cox Cro Rd

Toms River, NJ – Officer Airlifted Following Motorcycle Crash at Rt 9 and Cox Cro Rd

Toms River, NJ (June 30, 2022) – A motorcycle-mounted police officer was involved in a collision on the Jersey Shore on Friday, June 30th.

The incident took place at about 2:00 p.m. in the area of Cox Cro Road and Route 9 in Toms River.  

The officer was med-flighted to Jersey Shore Medical Center for immediate treatment of unknown injuries. 

Unconfirmed reports said the officer was from Toms River but police were not immediately available for comment.

No additional information has been released. 

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

Motorcycle Collisions in New Jersey

Toms River, NJ - Officer Airlifted Following Motorcycle Crash at Rt 9 and Cox Cro Rd

Motorcyclists are at a heavy disadvantage when they are involved in an impact with another vehicle even in spite of safety precautions like Department of Transportation-approved helmets and safe riding techniques. Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable drivers on our roadways, and their deaths almost always involve another vehicle.  

One of the most common types of crashes occurs when another vehicle suddenly veers into oncoming traffic and collides head-first with a motorcyclist they did not see coming. The results are, at best, catastrophic and frequently deadly. The rider can endure injuries ranging from serious burns, road rash, and compound fractures to traumatic brain injuries and paralysis.  

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.  

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.

This problem is a concern nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the United States Department of Transportation, which documents yearly collision statistics involving motorcycles, reported that almost 4,700 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions in 2013 and approximately 88,000 sustained injuries regarded as serious. In addition, the NHTSA stated that, between 2004 and 2013, the number of fatal motorcycle incidents increased by 16%. 

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

  • Medical expenses/Projected medical expenses
  • Damage to property
  • Lost earnings/Diminished earning capacity
  • Emotional trauma
  • Permanent disability/Disfigurement or permanent scarring
  • Pain/Suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

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.

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.