A Hamilton NJ man was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident while driving on Route 29 in Trenton, New Jersey.
Although initial media reports did not identify the victim, law enforcement eventually identified him as 45-year-old Paul Corelli. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred just before 9:00 p.m. as Corelli was on his motorcycle and approaching the intersection of Route 29 and South Warren Street in Trenton, NJ.
Corelli’s body was discovered in the middle of the roadway, but his bike was nowhere near him. As a result, police initially were unsure about how Corelli had been killed. However, law enforcement canvassed the area and ultimately found Corelli’s motorcycle located approximately 900 yards away from him.
The Mercer County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and determined that Corelli died due to traumatic injuries sustained in the crash.
Trenton NJ police are actively investigating the crash and trying to determine exactly what might have caused Corelli to be thrown from his bike. A spokesperson for the Trenton Police Department indicated that investigators were still in the process of combing over evidence and looking at video surveillance footage from the surrounding area.
The fatal motorcycle accident on Route 29 is a stark reminder that not every motorcycle crash involves multiple vehicles. The reality is that sometimes there is very little a motorcyclist can do to avoid losing control of their bike and crashing.
NJ roadways can be treacherous for bikers, especially because motorcycles tend to be lightweight and are therefore more susceptible to dangerous road conditions, like sharp curves or uneven pavement.
Some of the most common causes of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents in New Jersey include:
· Road Conditions: An irregularity in the road, such as a pothole, can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their bike.
· Poor Weather Conditions: Inclement weather can pose serious risks for motorcyclists, especially during the winter. Rain or snow can create visibility problems, while ice on the road can lead to skidding accidents.
· Debris: Road construction crews occasionally fail to clean all of the debris from the roadway, creating major risks for bikers.
· Pedestrians: When a motorcyclist swerves in order to avoid a pedestrian in the middle of the roadway, the end result can be a catastrophic accident that seriously injures the biker.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured, or killed, in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced 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 compensated for your loss.