A perfect September night for a motorcycle ride ends in tragedy. What should have been a relaxing, carefree evening turned into one of horrific proportions -- all because a driver did not look out for a motorcycle. New Jersey and summer are synonymous with motorcycle accidents because of vehicle drivers do not share the road.
A 25-year-old Toms River woman carelessly turned her minivan into the path of Yamaha motorcyclist on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at about 8:45 p.m. on County Road 539 in Whiting. The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Route 70 when the minivan turned into his lane while attempting to enter a convenience store parking lot. He was transported to a local hospital following the collision.
The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old man from Neptune, died as a result of the injuries he sustained. The impact of the crash was so great it caused the victim's helmet to come off, although authorities speculate that the chinstrap may not have been secured properly. The minivan driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Manchester Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating the accident.
A family is now and forever grieving the loss of a loved one all because of another person's thoughtless driving. This accident like many other motorcycle accidents in New Jersey was preventable and senseless and puts an unimaginable burden on family members. It is now up to the victim's family to secure the best possible legal representation of a skilled personal injury attorney who will avenge the death of their family member while supporting them through this difficult time.
Source: NJ.com, "Motorcyclist killed, minivan driver injured in crash, police say", Noah Cohen, Sept. 10, 2017