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Bicyclist Injured in Greenwich Township Car Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 28, 2012

An Asbury man was injured in a New Jersey collision when a car struck his bicycle. According to a news report in Lehigh Valley Live, the car-bicycle collision occurred at the intersection of Route 173 and Church Street in Greenwich Township. Officials say the driver was turning left when his vehicle struck the bicyclist. The rider sustained a non-life-threatening head injury. Officials say the bicyclist was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the collision, but that he was not wearing a helmet. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, officials say.

Under New Jersey law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other motorists. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-90, “The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.”

In such cases, drivers who fail to follow the rules of the road, in addition to facing charges or citations, can also be held financially responsible. Injured bicycle accident victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, disabilities, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering.

The experienced Princeton bicycle accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to help our injured clients obtain just compensation for their injuries and losses. We offer free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has been injured in a bicycle accident.

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