A recent crash between a car and a motorcycle is responsible for the death of a Drew University student. This tragic event occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike the evening of Sunday, April 30. When motorcycle accidents have fatal outcomes, such as this one, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
According to reports, a 21-year-old male was operating his motorcycle in the right-hand lane of the New Jersey Turnpike when a car in the middle lane struck him. The force of impact sent the motorcycle into a concrete barrier and the rider flying off his bike. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. Sadly, his injuries were just to severe, and he died a short time later.
No information about the driver believed responsible for this crash has been reported. Police are still in the process of investigating this incident. At this time, it is unknown if any charges have been or will be filed in this case.
When motorcycle accidents are caused due to the negligence of others, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse. In this particular case, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to file wrongful death and survival actions against the driver deemed responsible for the collision. If, with the assistance of a skilled attorney, they are able to establish negligence in a New Jersey civil court, they may be awarded a monetary judgment for any and all damages that are deemed legally recoverable.
Source: newjerseyhills.com, "Drew University student killed in motorcycle crash", Christine Lee, May 2, 2017