A 29-year-old man from Andover Township is in critical condition after his motorcycle was struck by a car. The New Jersey Herald reports that a 73-year-old man from Blairstown made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. The car was heading northbound on an access road near Hampton Plaza in Hampton, New Jersey. The rider suffered critical injuries. The motorcycle accident is currently under investigation.
According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a majority of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. Under New Jersey law, a driver making a left hand turn must yield to oncoming traffic, including at an intersection. Additionally, NHTSA reports that the incidence of motorcycle accidents have been steadily increasing with 5,290 motorcycle accident fatalities in the United States in 2008, which reflects a 2 percent increase over the number of motorcyclists killed in 2007. Similarly, in 2008, 96,000 people in the United States were injured as a result of motorcycle collisions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle crash as a result of a negligent or reckless driver, contact the New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys at Blume Forte. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost review of your potential claim and to find out how we can help.