Stafford, NJ (May 5, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident that took place on a major roadway in Stafford on Monday night, May 2.
Stafford Police responded to the scene and found that the collision happened in the westbound lanes of NJ-72 at the exit to the Garden State Parkway around 9:40 p.m. They discovered that a 55-year-old man from Ocean Township was traveling on the roadway when he veered into the right lane of traffic to get onto the highway. He suddenly came into contact with a bicyclist in doing so.
Paramedics and fire crews were immediately rushed to the scene to help the cyclist. The bicyclist, identified as a 61-year-old man from Little Egg Harbor, was severely injured and taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center. However, while there, he tragically passed away.
Police claim that the accident happened in an area that was not very well lit. The roadway was blocked in several lanes following the accident.
Stafford Police are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim.
Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey
Bicycle accidents are not as common as accidents that happen between motor vehicles on our roads in New Jersey. In fact, in 2021 alone, only about 25 lives were lost as a result of these accidents. However, it is important to note that fatal accidents involving bicyclists has been at its highest since the 80s. More bicyclists have been hitting the roads since the COVID pandemic became prevalent in everyday life. Though it is great to see many people making their health a high priority, these accidents are on the rise and lives are being taken every year. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney immediately.
The unfortunate reality is that many types of accidents are happening more frequently in New Jersey. Having the assistance of a Stafford bicycle accident attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected. Families are left to pick up the pieces after a loved one has been taken from them in a bicycle accident. You may be left in a tough position that you are not prepared to face on your own, especially as you are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is why you should never move forward without the help of a Stafford wrongful death lawyer on your side.
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal bicycle crashes. Families are left to pay bills that they might not be able to afford on their own, which is where we come in. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for various aspects, including but not limited to:
- Funerary and burial expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
You should never give up hope that you can receive the compensation that you deserve. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Stafford at (215) 600-0681 for more information.
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