A man was killed last Saturday, October 19 when his motorcycle crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Police investigating the accident identified the victim as Agustin G. Amendola, a 22 year-old man from West New York. Police reports say that the victim was riding his motorcycle at around 10:40 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike and was about to exit at Exit 16E in Secaucus when the victim lost control of his motorcycle. The victim tried to regain control of his motorcycle, but ultimately hit a guardrail and was thrown off from the bike and landed on the grass nearby.
Police who responded on the scene found Amendola unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
First and foremost, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. We know and understand the pain of losing a loved one so suddenly. We hope they find the strength to recover and move on from this tragedy. We urge motorcycle riders to be more careful on the road . New Jersey has very strict helmet requirements. You can face stiff fines, if you don’t wear one either as a driver or a passenger. Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous and can leave very serious injuries. According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, riders and passengers who do not wear helmets are three times more likely to suffer fatal head injuries in an accident than those who wear helmets. A motorcycle rider can also wear knee pads and elbow pads for additional protection against physical injury.
If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.