A motorcycle accident occurred in Bergen County on July 28, 2021, that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old New York resident. The male rider was killed shortly after 5 p.m. while riding on Route 120 South near Route 3 in East Rutherford. Police arrived at the crash scene shortly after the accident. According to their report, the accident occurred near the American Dream and MetLife complex.
The accident had lingering effects on traffic throughout the afternoon of July 28. According to the police report, three lanes on Route 120 South were blocked for multiple hours while the police investigated the accident and cleared the scene. In addition, the ramp to Route 3 was blocked during that period as well. At the time of the report, the cause for the accident was unknown.
Fatal motorcycle accidents in the United States
Unfortunately, this fatal accident is only one of many to involve motorcyclists in New Jersey. In 2018 alone, there were 53 motorcycle accident fatalities. Nationwide, there were a total of 5,038 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2018– which have increased substantially since 2010.
In 2010, there were a total of 4,518 motorcycle accident fatalities. This represents an 11 percent increase. It should be noted that the number of registered motorcycles also increased over that period, but by a smaller percentage. In 2018, the fatality rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles was 58.18.
Despite the increase in fatal motorcycle accidents over the past decade, the rate of serious injury accidents has fallen. In 2010, there were approximately 82,000 injuries related to motorcycle collisions. In 2018, the estimated number of accidents was virtually identical. However, the per capita injury rate fell because of the increase in the number of registered motorcycles during that span.
Discuss your motorcycle accident with an attorney
If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to seek a monetary award from the person who caused it. The financial burden that can come with a motorcycle accident can be steep, making it imperative that you seek legal counsel to guide you throughout the claims process.
At Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., we are ready to serve as your advocate while you pursue your injury claim. We have experience fighting for motorcycle injury victims, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact us right away for a free consultation.