Driving a motorcycle can be dangerous, especially in areas where there is a high population of drivers. Sometimes, drivers claim that they didn't see a motorcycle before an accident took place, but that's not an excuse. If you've been hit and hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to seek compensation. Likewise, if you've lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, you may be able to take steps toward recouping costs spent for their final days.
In Rahway, a local accident recently took the life of a 24-year-old man from Linden. He had been riding a 2013 Yamaha motorcycle at the time of the accident, and he was ejected from it when a Nissan van heading south at around 2:30 p.m. turned in front of him. According to the story, the 24-year-old motorcyclist struck the side of the van and was thrown from his bike.
The bike went on to hit a 2009 Toyota that had been traveling behind the van. The motorcyclists, who was not on the motorcycle at that point, was found to be suffering from injuries to his head and body. He had to be rushed to the Robert Wood hospital in Rahway, but unfortunately, he passed away there due to the extent of his injuries.
The man driving the Nissan was identified as a 35-year-old male from Rahway. His 22-year-old passenger was injured, and she had to be taken to the hospital with injuries to her right side. The driver of the Toyota was not injured, and neither was the man driving the Nissan.
The police have not reported any charges in relationship to this crash. If it's found that the driver turned in front of the motorcyclist, he may be able to be charged later.
Source: NJ.com, "NJ man, 24, killed in Rahway motorcycle crash" Tom Wright-Piersanti, May. 11, 2014