Motorcycle Accident on Route 206 in TownShip Claims Life of 27-Year Old
Bordentown Township, NJ (August 21st, 2021) – According to the Bordentown Township Police Department, a motorcycle accident that happened late Friday evening in Bordentown Township left a 27-year-old man fatally wounded.
The collision happened on the night of Friday, August 20th, shortly before 9:45 p.m. on the northbound side of Route 206 in the area of Amboy Road. The New Jersey State Police, Bordentown City Police Department, Mission Fire Company, Mansfield Township Police Department, Bordentown EMS, and Virtua Medics assisted with the accident.
Based on preliminary reports from Bordentown Township Police, a male identified as 27-year-old Brandon Agron from Springfield Township was operating a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle. The motorcyclist was headed north on Route 206 when he was struck by a 2016 Kia sedan from the rear of the motorcycle. The Kia sedan was operated by a driver identified as John Tozzi, an 82-year-old man, resident of Hamilton, New Jersey.
Agron suffered severe injuries due to the impact of the collision. He was declared dead at the scene by first responders.
Tozzi suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton for treatment.
The Bordentown Township Police Department continues to investigate the collision. Anyone who has information regarding the accident or who may have witnessed the collision take place is asked to contact the department.
According to a Motorcycle Safety report published online by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists continue to be overrepresented in deadly traffic accidents. In 2019 alone, over 5,000 motorcycle riders suffered fatal injuries in accidents across the nation.
While riding a motorcycle provides many incentives for riders, motorcycles are inherently dangerous and they leave riders at risk of serious injuries or even death.
There are many factors that make motorcycle riding dangerous. For one, these vehicles are far smaller than the average car, making riders hard to be seen and noticed by other motorists. Other factors that make riding a motorcycle dangerous is road rage, speeding, driving while under the influence, insufficient street lighting, and deteriorated roads.
Since motorcycles do not have the same amount of safety features that most other motor vehicles have, riders are exposed to the elements and are vulnerable when a collision transpires. Since motorcyclists are exposed, this increases the chances of catastrophic injuries. Even when a motorcyclist survives an accident, he or she may endure a lifetime of mental distress, a loss of earning potential, disability, and a loss of quality of life. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include road rash, crush injuries, broken bones, traumatic head injury, back injuries, and internal organ damage.
After a serious motorcycle accident in New Jersey, victims have the opportunity to file a claim against the party responsible for their accident. A claim, however, must be filed within two years from the date of the accident. When a claim is not filed under this time frame, the injured person will no longer be able to pursue compensatory damages from the liable party.
It should be noted that when the injured rider perishes as a result of the accident, the victim’s close relatives may be able to pursue legal action against the liable party for compensation. By filing a wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can recover compensation that includes medical expenses the victim incurred before passing, loss of economic support, loss of the relationship, and in egregious cases, punitive damages.
When a motorcyclist has been injured in a traffic accident that was caused by another driver or third party, it may be difficult to recover fair compensation for the incurred injuries. By working with a well-versed personal injury attorney, an injured motorcyclist can trust that their case will be handled with utmost professionalism. In a successful case, the injured rider can expect to recover monetary damages such as medical costs, loss of employment, property damage, and more.
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