Woman critically injured in motorcycle accident
November 13, 2014
A New Jersey woman has been critically injured in a collision between her motorcycle and another vehicle in Vineland. She was reportedly thrown from the motorcycle before being hit by a second vehicle. No other people were reported to have been injured in the wreck. According to police, the accident occurred around 2:42 on Oct. 29.
The woman, age 42, was driving her motorcycle near an intersection when a vehicle being driven by a 79-year-old man hit her. The force of the impact ejected her from the motorcycle and threw her into the path of a dump truck being driven by a 33-year-old man.
The motorcycle accident nearly cost the cyclist her life. She had to be airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of her injuries, where she remained in critical condition days after the accident. The intersection was closed for nearly five hours as emergency personnel responded to the accident and cleared the scene. The police investigation was ongoing at the time of the report, and no charges had yet been filed.
People who have suffered severe injuries due to a motorcycle accident on the roads of New Jersey have the right to demand compensation from any driver who was at fault. An attorney might be able to help a victim file a personal injury lawsuit that requests fair economic redress for medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages and the permanent impairment of physical function that may result from the injuries. Punitive damages may also be a possibility in especially egregious cases.
Source: NJ.com, “Newfield motorcyclist still in critical condition after Vineland accident“, Don E. Woods, October 31, 2014