When motorcycles collide with larger vehicles such as sedans or truck, the motorcyclist usually suffers very severe and often fatal injuries. Usually the reasons for such collisions are self-evident: the motorcyclist made a risky turn or failed to obey a traffic signal. A recent motorcycle crash in Bordentown Township appears to deviate from this generality: The sedan struck the motorcycle from the rear for no apparent reason.
According to police, a motorcycle was traveling north on Route 206 near Amboy Road. At about 9:44 p.m., the motorcycle was struck from behind by a 2016 Kia sedan driven by a man from Hamilton, N.J. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead from his injuries by first responders. The Bordentown Police are continuing to investigate the accident.
Media reports of the accident did not describe the cyclist’s injuries or offer any explanation for the accident. It’s difficult to imagine how the Kia driver did not see the motorcycle or manage to slow down or stop before impact. The most likely explanation for the accident is that the Kia driver was exceeding local posted speed limits or was simply inattentive. Another possible explanation is that the motorcycle was not displaying proper tail lights or reflectors.
Personal injury claim
Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one under similar circumstances may wish to consider pursuing a claim for damages. The assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney can be invaluable in such circumstances. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide a helpful evaluation of the evidence, suggest supportive legal arguments or give an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.