Newark motorcycle accident kills one and injures another
Those who ride motorcycles know and understand the enjoyment they can bring to life. Whether it is a hobby or used as a primary vehicle, motorcyclists should always take precaution. This often means wearing a helmet and other protective gear. Even when motorcyclists take these steps, tragedy can ensue following a motorcycle accident. Serious injuries and even death could occur, affecting the biker and their loved ones.
New Jersey authorities were dispatched to an accident site in Newark. The crash involved a motorcycle and an automobile and happened around 3:25 p.m. near the intersection of Grove Street and Grain Street. According to preliminary reports, the motorcycle was driven by a 33-year-old man and was traveling south on Grove Street when he collided with a Honda that was heading north near the intersection of Grain Street.
Emergency crews reported that the motorcyclist was killed in the collision and the driver of the automobile suffered injuries that were not life threatening. Authorities are still investigating the accident and have made no speculation on the cause. Once the investigation is complete and cause is determined, liability and fault could be assigned.
In this case, depending on the conclusions, the loved ones of the motorcycle driver could file a wrongful death suit against the automobile driver or the driver of the vehicle could file a personal injury suit against the estate of the deceased motorcyclist. Moreover, if both driver contributed to the accident, the compensation could be based on the assessment of their contribution to the accident.
Those involved in and affected by a fatal motorcycle collision should seek to understand their legal rights and options. This might mean filing a suit against a negligent driver in order to recover compensation for damages associated with the accident.