According to reports from the initial investigation, a 58 year-old man from Rahway was traveling on Brandt Avenue at around 5:30 p.m. when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by a 47 year-old woman from Avenel.
Emergency responders arrived at the location shortly after and determined that the motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries from the crash. The man was airlifted to University Hospital in Newark for treatment and further observation.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Police are still investigating the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this incident. We wish the victim a speedy recovery.
Motorcycle crashes are a common cause of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities. Of these 591 crashes, there were 81 fatal crashes involving 86 motorcycles.
In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.
We urge motor riders to observe and follow the laws while riding on the roadways, and to remain focused while on the road so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Riders should be more careful when riding while visibility is low, and they should also check their motorcycles before going on the roadway, as incorrect tire pressure can make a motorcycle’s handling extremely bad. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Last Updated : November 29, 2021