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Burlington County Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accident on the city road

A New Jersey man suffered fatal injuries in a Burlington County crash involving three vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle. Read on to learn more about the accident and motorcycle crashes in New Jersey, and contact a skilled motor vehicle accident lawyer for help after an injury accident.

Crash on Route 70 leads to fatality

The accident in question occurred on the evening of Sunday, August 11, 2019. At roughly 8:30 pm, a 56-year-old Southampton resident was traveling west on Route 70, riding his 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Ahead of him, a Chrysler PT Cruiser was turning right onto Burrs Mill Road. The right side of the Harley-Davidson collided with the rear of the PT Cruiser, causing the bike to be overturned and the rider to be thrown from his bike. The man was thrown into eastbound traffic, where he was struck by an oncoming Cadillac Escalade. Emergency responders declared the man dead at the scene of the crash. New Jersey State Police are still investigating the accident, according to Sgt. Jeff Flynn. 

Law provides different protections for New Jersey motorcycle accident victims

Motorcycle riders enjoy many benefits from riding that passenger vehicle drivers don’t. Many motorcycle riders are addicted to the thrilling freedom that a bike affords, as well as the reduced fuel costs and ease of parking and moving through traffic. However, riders must also accept the risks that come with using a motorcycle as a means of transportation. What might be an inconvenient but not dangerous rear-end accident for the driver of a car or truck could easily be a fatal crash for a motorcyclist. In fact, motorcycle riders have 26 times as great a probability of being killed in a motor vehicle accident as do the drivers of passenger vehicles.

Even if riders aren’t fatally injured in a crash, they often face greater challenges in receiving the compensation they’re owed than an injured car or truck driver does. Normally, New Jersey’s no-fault motor vehicle insurance provides coverage of medical expenses through the injured driver’s own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. However, motorcycle riders don’t receive this coverage under PIP. The rider’s own health insurance policy may cover their injuries, but the rider will still be liable for all deductibles, copays, or other non-covered expenses. Motorcycle riders injured in a crash often benefit from obtaining the help of a New Jersey personal injury lawyer to seek damages after a motorcycle crash.

If you’ve been hurt in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, contact the seasoned and compassionate personal injury lawyer Andrew R. Jacobs for a free consultation on your case at 973-532-9681.

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