Sep 182013

Over the weekend, a 76 year old NJ man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York. Haverstraw is roughly 45 miles north of New York City.

This motorcycle accident occurred when the rider veered off the road and crashed into a brick wall. Due the head injuries, the motorcycle rider likely died at the scene.

It is unclear what caused the accident, but according to an online news article, the rider had a history of heart problems. Source:, “Fatal Haverstraw motorcycle crash: Victim ID’d as 76-year-old New Jersey man”

Also over the weekend, another NJ man was killed in a motorcycle accident. This motorcycle accident occurred in Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Edison is just outside New Brunswick.

The accident occurred on Route 1 near the Woodbridge Avenue overpass. Route 1 is a major highway, and near the accident scene, is a 6 lane highway. The allowed speed limit on Route 1 near the accident scene is 50 mph. However, drivers often exceed the speed limit. It is not uncommon for drivers to be traveling at 60 mph or higher on Route 1.

According to an online news article, the rider came into contact with a car exiting a gas station. The motorcycle rider later died at the hospital. Source:, “Route 1 north in Edison closed at Woodbridge Ave after motorcycle crash”

Motorcycles are very dangerous. Many accidents are caused by rider error. However, in many situations, riders are hurt due to the negligence of another driver on the road. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • speeding,
  • DUI/DWI,
  • failing to stop at a stop sign, and
  • failure to yield the right of way.

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