A motorcyclist from Jackson NJ was killed in a violent car collision last month while riding his bike on Route 524 in Upper Freehold, New Jersey.
The motorcyclist was traveling east on Route 54 in Upper Freehold NJ when he approached the intersection with Sharon Station Road and was struck by a motor vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that hit the biker was traveling south on Sharon Station Road and reportedly did not see the motorcycle. It is believed that the driver may have moved through a stop sign just before crashing into the motorcyclist.
Immediately following the auto accident, the motorcyclist was rushed to a medical trauma center and emergency room in Trenton, New Jersey. Tragically, doctors at the Trenton hospital were not able to save the victim’s life; he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the trauma center.
The motorist is a 26-year-old man from Trumbull, Connecticut. While the motorcyclist sustained catastrophic injuries in the car collision, the Connecticut man behind the wheel of the car involved in the auto accident was not injured.
The Upper Freehold Police Department and the NJ State Police investigated the fatal accident and determined that the driver of the car acted carelessly in the moments preceding the crash. As a result, the driver was cited for careless driving. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is currently looking into the fatal motorcycle accident, with prosecutors yet to decide whether they will be filing more serious criminal charges against the motorist.
Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, it remains possible that the motorcycle accident victim’s family will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car.
The victim was 55 years old when he died. He was married for 33 years and is survived by his wife. According to his obituary, he was born in Brooklyn and lived in different parts of New York before moving to Jackson, NJ, where he spent the last 28 years of his life before dying in the fatal auto accident.
For more information about this tragic car accident, read the following article: Driver ticketed following fatal motorcycle crash