Woodland, NJ – Eric Tomko Killed in Traffic Collision on Rt 72 near Rt 532

Woodland, NJ – Eric Tomko Killed in Traffic Collision on Rt 72 near Rt 532

Woodland, NJ (September 18, 2023) – A motorcyclist from Bensalem, PA, identified as Eric Tomko, 47, lost his life in a fatal traffic accident in Woodland. The incident happened at around 8:49 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. 

The collision occurred between three vehicles on Route 72. Tomko was headed east on a Yamaha motorcycle while a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling west along with a Ford Escape that was right behind it. The Chevrolet attempted to turn left onto Route 532 when it was involved in a collision with the motorcycle. The motorcycle reportedly struck the rear passenger side of the Chevrolet. 

Tomko was ejected from the bike just before both he and the motorcycle struck the passenger side of the front end of the Ford.

Police in Woodland continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

New Jersey Traffic Collisions

In the state of New Jersey, in 2020, 671 fatal traffic accidents occurred that took the lives of 741 people. This was a decrease of 28 fatal collisions and a decrease of 33 deaths from the previous year. of the fatalities, almost 30% had been found to be intoxicated to some extent additionally, 10.7% of all drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2020 were legally intoxicated. 

Motorcycle accidents represent a small percentage of traffic collisions in New Jersey, however, the majority of these collisions end in injuries or fatalities. Over 500 people lose their lives in motorcycle collisions in New Jersey each and every year. Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries when they are involved in crashes due to what little protection they have against the force of large vehicles. 

Unfortunately, the majority of traffic accidents that happen in the state of New Jersey, and throughout the United States, are caused by negligent driving behavior, such as intoxication, driver inattention, and speeding. These types of behaviors often end in serious injuries and even fatalities. If you or someone you love were recently injured by the actions of a negligent driver, you should consider working with a car accident attorney.

A wrongful death lawyer in Woodland can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so you can get the funds you need to cover the costs that stem from your collision and the injuries that followed. You may be worried about how you are going to pay for all of the costs you are facing at this time, however, a lawyer can help you collect financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the expenses related to repairing or replacing your vehicle. 

Additionally, other damages are eligible for financial compensation, depending on the extent to which the crash and your injuries have affected your life. If you are experiencing pain, suffering, emotional turmoil, and other difficult damages that are drastically affecting your everyday life, you may be eligible to collect compensation for those and more.

Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to talk to a skilled attorney about your or your loved one’s recent accident and your ability to recover with our help.