New Jersey motorcyclist dead after collision with SUV
There are many pleasant activities to be enjoyed in the warming months. Drivers will roll their windows down, put the top down on their convertibles or even take more motorcycle rides. However, the increasing amount of motorcycles on the road may result in more motorcycle accidents and a higher chance of personal injuries for New Jersey residents. A crash on a motorcycle can leave the rider with serious injuries. Brain injuries are common and may lead to death if a helmet is not worn. In addition, the small size of motorcycles often causes them to not be seen in a driver’s blind spots. Drivers should be cautious and check their mirrors before maneuvering between lanes, reducing speeds or turning.
A collision between a New Jersey motorcyclist and a SUV occurred in Brooklyn recently. The accident happened around 8 p.m. where Tillary Street intersects with the Flatbrush Avenue extension of the Manhattan Bridge. The wreck occurred when the driver of the SUV turned in front of a motorcyclist causing the biker to strike the front passenger door.
Emergency crews responded to the accident and assessed both the driver and the motorcyclist. The biker suffered severe trauma to his body and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital for her injuries and was reported to be in stable condition. Police continue to investigate this fatal crash.
A motorcycle collision that results in a death could lead to a wrongful death claim. The loved ones of the motorcyclist could receive compensation to cover the financial burdens that result from the accident. This may include medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering.
Motorcycle accidents can often be fatal, so it is important the drivers are aware of their presence on the road. Watching speeds and checking blind spots are two things that should always be done while driving.
Source: newsday.com, “Motorcyclist killed in accident in Brooklyn,” April 23, 2013