Tips for Avoiding a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Sadly, on June 11, a woman was killed in a Millville motorcycle accident after she collided with a car. Photo of family

According to the Press of Atlantic City, the woman was approaching Nabb Avenue when a vehicle made a right turn towards West Main Street, forcing her motorcycle in a different direction. The victim, 39, began driving on the north shoulder of the road to attempt to avoid the car, but was still struck by the vehicle’s fender.

The motorcyclist then crashed the bike, dying at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. The driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old woman, may face charges if the Police Department’s Traffic Safety Fatal Crash Unit determines that she was responsible for the woman’s death.

How Can I Avoid a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident?

As this crash allegedly shows, negligent or reckless drivers often cause motorcycle accidents. Remember, if you strike a motorcyclist, you can be held liable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends the following tips if you are driving and you encounter a motorcyclist:

  • Always allow a motorcyclist a full lane width
  • Do not tailgate a motorcyclist
  • Always check your blind spots prior to changing lanes
  • Avoid distracted driving

If you are ever injured in a crash or your loved one is killed, you should contact our Atlantic City motorcycle accident attorneys. If another driver has harmed you, you may have legal options to hold him or her accountable.

To see how we have helped vehicle accident victims, visit our verdicts and settlements page. Stay safe this summer and respect motorcyclists on the road.

Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys



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