A motorcyclist who was struck by a car at the intersection of Paramus Road and Mack Drive suffered injuries including potentially broken bones, according to a recent news article from NorthJersey.com.
The accident occurred around 9:20 on a late June Sunday morning. The motorcyclist was attempting to negotiate a turn from Mack Drive onto Paramus road when he was struck by the vehicle, whose driver had failed to stop at the red light, according to police reports.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which may include a broken thumb or hand bones.
According to the New Jersey Department of the Attorney General, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable group of travelers on state roads. Between 2010 and 2014, the state logged nearly 13,000 crashes involving motorcycles. In 2014 alone, 2,000 crashes resulted in 62 deaths and hundreds of injuries, some of them catastrophic.
Some parts of the roadway are more dangerous for motorcyclists than others–and the behavior of other drivers continues to result in a significant number of crashes. According to statistics from the Attorney General’s office, over half of New Jersey motorcycle accidents each year occur at intersections, and more than 65 percent occur when a driver of a vehicle does not see the motorcyclist. Speeding also plays a significant role in these accidents, as does driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The Attorney General strongly recommends that motorcyclists wear protective gear, including helmets, and get experience in controlled environments before hitting the road.
Motorcycle accidents often result from drivers who are simply not paying proper attention to their surroundings, thus failing to see the bike until it is too late. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you understand your options and pursue compensation.