Two motorcyclists have died as a result of a recent car accident. The fatal car accident occurred in southern New Jersey. Preliminary reports suggest that as a car attempted to cross a highway, the motorcycles slammed into the car. Authorities indicated that the two motorcyclists were traveling with a group of three other motorcycle drivers.
As the group was traveling on U.S. Route 40, the operator of one motorcycle struck the vehicle attempting to cross in front of it. The car spiraled out into a complete circle before being hit by the second motorcycle. Both motorcyclists were thrown off the bikes. One of the motorcyclists was declared dead at the scene while the other one was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The car driver was taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. Police indicated that the motorcyclists may have been speeding. The car driver was charged with operating without a license and may have other pending charges. Behind every fatal accident is a family with a tragic story. Both of the motorcyclists that died were correctional officers at a local prison.
Police continue to investigate the fatal car accident, and have not yet determined the exact cause of the crash. Should the evidence suggest that negligence played a causal role in the accident, personal injury and/or wrongful death claims many be appropriate remedies in a New Jersey civil court. This tragedy warrants a careful review of all relevant facts and circumstances to determine the right and responsibilities of each party or parties and to decide what legal actions may be appropriate under our laws.
Source: South Jersey Times, "2 killed in Carneys Point motorcycle crash identified as South Woods State Prison corrections officers," Bill Gallo, June 23, 2013