Hopewell: Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Country Rte 635

Hopewell: Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Country Rte 635 >
A man from Pennsylvania died after a motorcycle crash on Country Route 635 Saturday night, March 7.

According to reports from the preliminary investigation, 43 year-old Jairo Rada from BrookHaven, Pennsylvania was traveling southbound on Old Cohansey Road in Hopewell Township when he lost control of his motorcycle shortly before 8:30 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, Rada was found lying on the ground and unresponsive. Rada was declared deceased at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved, and police are still looking into what caused the crash to occur.

We would like to send our condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they able to find the strength and courage to move forward from this tragic accident.

Motorcycle Accidents

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 : February 10, 2022
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