Another fatal motorcycle accident occurred in northern New Jersey in Hudson County. Over the weekend, a young motorcyclist from Clifton was killed after his motorcycle struck the rear of a vehicle. That vehicle had just entered the highway from the shoulder of the road on Route 280 East in Harrison, NJ. The accident occurred early on Sunday, March 31, shortly before 1:00 a.m.
According to at least one online news article*, a Philadelphia driver had pulled over onto the shoulder of Route 280. The motorcycle struck the car’s rear as it re-entered the roadway. The motorcycle rider was thrown off his bike and suffered fatal head injuries.
A second motorcycle collision occurred when another motorcycle rider struck the first motorcycle. The second motorcyclist then lost control of his bike and received minor injuries.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Often Occur at Night
This most recent motorcycle accident is still being investigated. However, it is no surprise that this accident occurred at night. Fatal motorcycle accidents most commonly occur at night. Poor visibility is one the leading causes of night-time motorcycle accidents. Other reasons include:
- alcohol use,
- drowsiness, and
- driver inattention.
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*Sources: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP04bf3ce564a74ac2a81d79b6b89152c4.html, http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/03/clifton_motocyclist_died_from.html#incart_river