A Saturday late-night automobile accident killed a 20-year-old woman from Brick Township and left the motorcycle’s driver, 49, in critical condition. The woman who died in the accident was the back passenger of the motorcycle.
The auto accident that occurred on the Garden State Parkway on Saturday at 11:04 p.m. around milepost 126.3 involved the motorcycle and a red Ford driven by a 21-year-old man from Staten Island. The car was broken down in the travel lanes, and the motorcycle struck the Ford’s rear end. The two riders were ejected from the motorcycle which caught fire. The accident caused the authorities to close the area for three hours.
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene while the motorcycle’s driver was rushed to New Brunswick’s Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and was pronounced in critical condition. The driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene.
The motorcycles on roadways keep increasing due to their superior gas mileage and lower purchase cost. However, these small motorcycles are sharing the road with gigantic 18-wheeler trucks, large tractor trailers, SUVs, huge diesel trucks and all other different types of vehicles. Their size difference with other vehicles obviously presents a problem.
Motorcycle riders are several times more likely to sustain injuries in a collision than car drivers. Due to lack of insurance coverage of motorcyclists and the size of other vehicles, injuries to motorcyclists during a collision can be life-threatening. Some injured riders require long-term care, several surgeries and long-term physical therapy.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies often don’t want to pay future medical expenses. It’s not even a guarantee that the driver of the other vehicle will have insurance. This can leave the injured motorcyclist without many options. Injured motorcyclists in a collision need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help them obtain the compensation they deserve.