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Folsom Motorcycle Collision with Left Turner Proves Fatal

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 27, 2014

A 45-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when a left-turning Chevy Silverado struck his motorcycle. According to a news report in The Press of Atlantic City, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at Route 322 and Cains Mill Road in Folsom. Officials say the 45-year-old motorcyclist was traveling with his 43-year wife when a Chevy Silverado turned left in from of them. The motorcyclist died at the scene and his wife was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Motorcycles are often involved in failure-to-yield accidents because they are smaller than passenger cars and could be overlooked. You could reduce your chances of getting involved in these types of accidents by:

  • Avoiding blind spots
  • Leaving plenty of space between your motorcycle and vehicles in front of you
  • Making eye contact with drivers
  • Riding where you can see the mirrors of cars so that the drivers will see you if they look
  • Wearing bright or reflective riding gear
  • Using reflective tape on your helmet and saddlebags
  • Using turning signals and gesturing with your hands
  • Honking your horn when necessary

Of course, no amount of safe riding habits can prevent an accident when drivers around you are behaving negligently. Driver distraction, speed, alcohol, and fatigue are common contributing factors in New Jersey motorcycle accidents.

Anyone who has lost a loved one in a New Jersey motorcycle accident would be well advised to contact an experienced lawyer who has successfully handled vehicle accident cases. Wrongful death claims are often filed by immediate family members of a decedent and seek compensation for damages such as medical and funeral costs, lost future income, and pain and suffering.

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