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Gloucester, NJ – James Smith Jr. Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Rt 42 Near MM 6.9

May 24, 2022

Gloucester, NJ (May 23, 2022) – A motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with another vehicle on Saturday, May 21st in Camden County.

The victim, who has since been identified as 47-year-old James Smith Jr., a resident of Bridgeton, was riding his motorcycle southbound on Route 42 near mile marker 6.9 in Gloucester Township at about 3:45 a.m. when his bike and an oil tanker truck collided with one another.

The impact caused the motorcycle to overturn and Smith and his passenger were both ejected from the bike.

Smith died at the scene. His passenger, a 43-year-old woman from Bridgeton, sustained injuries believed to be non-critical.

The truck driver was unharmed during the incident.

This accident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. James Smith Jr., at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

Gloucester, NJ - James Smith Jr. Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Rt 42 Near MM 6.9

Collisions involving motorcycles have a reputation for being some of the most dangerous in the state of New Jersey. This is primarily due to the fact that riders have little to no protection from hazards and are extremely vulnerable to being killed in the event of an accident. In New Jersey, in one recent year, it was estimated that more than 50 people lost their lives as a result of these terrible accidents.

Anytime a driver fails to satisfactorily control their vehicle, a fatal crash can occur within moments. If your life has been negatively impacted by a serious or deadly motorcycle accident, we strongly suggest that you talk to a lawyer that focuses on you as a person.

The repercussions of a fatal motorcycle collision will impact your surviving family members for many years to come. For survivors, it is true that the grief you feel may never go away entirely. Due to this, having a New Jersey motorcycle crash attorney in your corner is crucial.

After a serious motorcycle injury, you and your family will be forced to endure numerous obstacles brought on by the seemingly endless onslaught of medical bills. This is not an easy thing to face and often leaves injured victims feeling alone and helpless. Working with a reputable New Jersey motorcycle injury attorney will ensure that your rights are being defended.

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our legal team will work diligently to safeguard the rights of both injured victims and those who have lost family members =in deadly motorcycle collisions. We will work tirelessly to make sure that you are updated on the progress of your case and that you are being treated fairly.

While you are grieving, you shouldn’t have to be concerned with how you will manage to pay the extensive amount of medical bills. You may find that you qualify for many kinds of damages, including:

  • Hospital and other medical bills that your family member accrued prior to their death
  • Lost earnings and lost future earnings due to the victim being unable to work
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Prescription medications
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

We will walk you through the legal process and discuss all of your options. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in New Jersey at (215) 600-0681 to find out how we can assist you.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

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