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Two Killed in New Jersey Interstate 195 Motorcycle Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 6, 2013

Two people died in a motorcycle accident after their bike crashed into a guardrail along the Interstate 195 in Jackson Township. According to a news report on, a man was riding a Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle with a female passenger. They were traveling east on the interstate when the rider lost control near milepost 17.6 and crashed into the right guardrail. Police found the two victims on the right shoulder of the roadway and the motorcycle on the left. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was airlifted to an area hospital where she died later that day. The investigation is still ongoing.

Single Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle motorcycle accidents are sometimes caused by actions of the rider, such as impaired driving, speeding, or recklessness. However, there are other factors that may cause or contribute to single-vehicle motorcycle accidents, like:

  • Other drivers’ actions, such as cutting off a motorcyclist
  • Dangerous roadways and intersections
  • Defective roadways that have potholes or uneven pavement
  • Defective motorcycles or parts

Protecting Victims’ Rights

In cases when someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing causes a fatal motorcycle accident, loved ones of deceased victims can file what is known as a wrongful death claim against the at-fault parties. Such claims seek compensation for damages, such as medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, and pain and suffering. An experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to guide victims and their families toward securing compensation for their significant losses.

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