- April 13, 2022
- Barnes Admin
Elizabeth, NJ – Three were injured after a collision involving a motorcycle and pickup truck occurred at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, 2022. The crash occurred at the intersection of E. St. George Ave and Washington Ave.
According to police, a 2009 Honda CBR motorcycle collided with a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup as it made a left turn. The 26-year-old driver of the motorcycle and his 22-year-old passenger were both seriously injured and taken to Newark University Hospital. The 56-year-old driver of the pickup had minor injuries.
A vehicle making a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle is the number one factor in motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Left-turn accidents account for 36% of fatal motorcycle accidents. Anyone involved in a motorcycle accident should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:
- Blind spots on the vehicle
- Timing of traffic signals
- Video from car wash, tile store, Family Dollar, or Burger King on this corner
- All Eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Police accident report
- Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol
- Any history of the driver with drugs and alcohol
- Evaluation if road is striped per code
- Inspection of road conditions and signage
- Phone and texting records of the driver
- Accident history at this intersection
All motorcycle accidents can be prevented by paying attention to and following the rules of the road.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and have found that some common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Alcohol or drug use
- Texting and driving
- Inexperienced driving
At The Barnes Firm, several of our motorcycle accident attorneys ride themselves and understand first-hand how quickly a motorcycle accident can happen and how unexpected the injuries can be. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.
Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.
Location of Crash – Intersection of E. St. George Ave and Washington Ave.