Somerville, NJ – Injury Motorcycle Accident at US-22 & Co Line RdNew Jersey Legal News
Somerville, NJ (June 28, 2020) – On Tuesday afternoon, June 23, two people were injured following a motorcycle collision in Somerville. Local authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash at around 1:15 p.m. Initial reports indicated that the accident occurred near the intersection of US-22 and County Line Road.
Local authorities reported that a motorcycle and a semi-truck collided at the intersection. A 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman riding the motorcycle were both hospitalized for treatment following the impact. Both victims were rushed to the trauma center.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in New Jersey
There were 5,172 confirmed deaths involving motorcycle accidents in 2017. While this is a decrease in motorcycle fatalities, these crashes are over-represented in national traffic fatalities. This is because riders are 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash compared to those traveling in passenger cars.
Motorcyclists, even when they follow the necessary safety protocol, have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle. Common road hazards like potholes, ice, cracks, or slick roads are a much greater risk for riders than drivers. Car crashes can leave riders paralyzed, as amputees, or with other types of permanent disability.
At Brady, Brady, & Reily, LLC, our team of New Jersey motorcycle crash attorneys advocates for innocent riders who have faced injury and harm due to careless drivers. Insurance companies often try to close the case early, effectively eliminating any additional compensation you may be entitled to. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call us today at (619) 231- 0724.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is 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.