Vineland – Motorcyclist in Hit-And-Run Loses Toe
A Buena Borough man was cited for careless driving and leaving the scene after a his motorcycle crashed into a car Wednesday morning, February 19.
According to reports, police were called to the area of Lincoln Avenue near Brandywine Driver after a driver reported a hit-and-run in which a motorcycle struck her Toyota Camry just before 2 p.m. and then sped off.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, most of the motorcycle debris was already cleared up off the roadway. A police officer found a severed toe which was believed to be from the suspect.
A short time later, police found a 28 year-old Buena Borough man seeking treatment at Inspira Medical Center Vineland for a foot injury that included a missing toe. The motorcyclist told police he didn’t stop after the accident because he wanted to get to the hospital due to the injury.
Police cited the motorcyclist for careless driving, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash, no driver’s license, and driving on a suspended license.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the motorcyclist recovers well from his injuries.
Motorcycle crashes is another common cause of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities. Of these 591 crashes, there were 81 fatal crashes involving 86 motorcycles.
In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.
We urge motor riders to observe and follow the laws while riding on the roadways, and to remain focused while on the road so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Riders should be more careful when riding while visibility is low, and they should also check their motorcycles before going on the roadway, as incorrect tire pressure can make a motorcycle’s handling extremely bad. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.
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 Trial 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 Trial 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.