Two boys injured on bike path while on a bike ride in Lakewood
Accidents could happen anytime or anywhere. Although automobile collisions frequently occur on the roadways, New Jersey residents understand that vehicles pose dangers to more than just the other vehicles on the road. Pedestrians and cyclists in nearby traffic could also be involved in a collision. An accident involving either a person or a biker could result in serious injuries and could even be fatal.
New Jersey authorities and emergency crews were recently dispatched to a bicycle accident that occurred in Lakewood. The incident happened around 11 a.m. and involved a vehicle and two young boys that were on a family bike on a bike path.
According to preliminary reports, the 32-year-old driver claims he was test-driving a vehicle when the brakes failed. The driver stated that he attempted to jump from the vehicle as it entered the bike path. This resulted in the vehicle colliding with the two boys that were riding with their mother on the bike path.
Emergency crewmembers that arrived at the scene transported the two boys to the hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. In addition, the owner of the vehicle was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle. The accident is still under investigation and could result in additional charges. Furthermore, the driver could face civil liabilities.
On behalf of the two injured boys, their parents could file a personal injury suit against the motorist. This could result in compensation to cover the medical bills and damages that resulted from the accident.
Those affected by a negligent driver have various options following an accident. An injured party might have suffered injuries and sustained damages due to the accident. It is important that they understand their situation and the process to recover compensation.
Source: Times Union, “2 boys hurt when car crashes on bike path,” Aug 05, 2013