A Cliffside Park resident was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on a roadway in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The fatal motorcycle crash occurred around 8:15 a.m. on Molnar Drive in Elmwood Park, NJ. The motorcyclist, a 38-year-old man from Cliffside Park, NJ, was riding a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle on the road when he approached the intersection with East 54th Street. As the biker attempted to pass through the intersection, he collided with a car.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, was reportedly in the process of making a left turn from East 54th Street just prior to the violent collision.
The force of impact caused the Cliffside Park motorcyclist to go flying off his bike. Elmwood Park patrol officers and emergency medical responders were alerted and subsequently rushed to the scene, where they found the victim lying on the pavement and without a pulse. A police officer reportedly administered CPR to the injured motorcyclist and managed to resuscitate him. The accident victim was then rushed via ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ. Tragically, doctors at the Paterson hospital were unable to save the victim. When the victim was pronounced dead, he was 38 years old.
The other person involved in the auto accident did not sustain any injuries.
The Elmwood Park Police Department is actively investigating the crash and trying to determine whether either driver was at fault for the accident. At this time, law enforcement has not filed any criminal charges or issued any moving violations in connection with the fatal accident.
Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed in the case, it is still possible that the family members of the victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the other motorist. That’s because NJ law provides injury victims, and their loved ones, with a means to seek damages when another person acts negligently and causes injury or death. In this instance, the exact circumstances of the fatal bike crash will matter a great deal when deciding whether to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit.
For further information about this fatal motorcycle accident, view the NorthJersey.com article, “Cliffside Park Man Dies after Motorcycle Accident in Elmwood Park.”
If you or someone you love was seriously injured, or killed, in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you should contact a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer who is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured bikers. Andrew S. Prince of Team Law will fight to get you compensation and justice for your loss.