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Motorcyclist Killed in Union Hit-and-Run Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 30, 2013

New Jersey Motorcycle AccidentPolice in Union, New Jersey, are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who reportedly left the scene of a crash that killed a motorcyclist. According to a CBS New York report, the motorcyclist from Elizabeth was thrown off his bike on North Avenue in Union. He died at the scene.

Witnesses said the driver involved in the crash stopped across the street, got out of his vehicle, walked up to the body, leaned over it, looked around, and then got into his vehicle and left. Family members are demanding answers as they are asking the community to come forward with any information they may have about the incident, the suspect vehicle or driver. Police are enhancing images they have to get a better idea of the driver’s appearance. Anyone with information is asked to contact Union Township police at (908) 851-5070.

According to N.J.S.A 39:4-129 (a): “The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene.” The law also requires motorists to exchange pertinent information (contacts, insurance, driver’s license) with other parties and make sure that the injured victim gets medical attention.

Families of deceased hit-and-run victims struggle not only financially, but also emotionally because they are grieving the death of a loved one while not knowing who was responsible for it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run crash, please contact the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein to obtain more information about your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.

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