Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – UPDATE: Victim Identified in NJ-17 Crash

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – UPDATE: Victim Identified in NJ-17 Crash

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (February 20, 2020) – The identity of the motorcyclist who was killed in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey on Monday, February 17th, has been identified by local authorities. At around 3:15 p.m., Nuri Kaloshi, 52, of Hasbrouck Heights was traveling on Franklin Avenue across NJ-17 when he was fatally struck by a garbage truck. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to the injured party.

Kaloshi’s Kawasaki ZX-14 motorcycle was struck by a truck traveling on NJ-17 SB. The driver of the truck, Jonathan Lacher, 50, was charged with careless driving and failure to observe road signals. Kaloshi was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nuri Kaloshi at this time.

Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in New Jersey

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - UPDATE: Victim Identified in NJ-17 CrashMotorcycle crashes can be particularly devastating for riders. The exposed nature of these vehicles means that riders are vulnerable to being severely injured in the event of a crash. Despite these harsh realities, motorcyclists have just as much right to the road as those traveling in passenger vehicles. 

In 2016, there were nearly 2,200 motorcyclists involved in a crash in the Garden State. 69 of these riders were killed due to the accident. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a qualified New Jersey wrongful death attorney to see if they’re eligible for lost compensation.

At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, we believe in helping families who’ve recently lost a loved one. We understand how difficult it can be, and we’re here to help. Contact our offices at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.