A Little Falls NJ man was recently killed in a fatal motorcycle accident on a road in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m., when it just starting to get dark outside. The victim, a 63-year-old man named James Circhio, was riding his motorcycle when he was suddenly struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Broad Street and Alexander Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ. Someone at the scene of the accident dialed 911 and notified law enforcement, which immediately sent police officers and emergency medical responders to the area.
The victim was briefly treated at the scene and then rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, where doctors attempted to save his life. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital approximately one hour after arrival.
At this time, no criminal charges have been filed against the driver of the automobile that crashed into the victim’s motorcycle.
Regardless of whether criminal charges are ultimately filed in the case, it remains possible that the victim’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the car. Of course, the viability of a personal injury lawsuit will depend on the circumstances of the crash.
The truth is that motorcycle riders in New Jersey are often put in extremely dangerous positions by vehicle drivers who don’t notice the smaller bikes on the roadway. Sometimes it’s a result of a blind spot; other times, it’s because people who drive cars don’t have a lot of respect for motorcyclists and don’t believe that bike riders “deserve” to be on the road. That’s why it is imperative that anyone riding a motorcycle in the Garden State exercises caution. Do not assume that the other motorists see you on the roadway.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article, “Man, 63, Dies after Bloomfield Motorcycle Crash.”
If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to contact a qualified personal injury lawyer who is passionate about fighting for the rights of motorcyclists. Andrew S. Prince of Team Law will do what is needed get you compensated for your motorcycle accident injuries.