As New Jersey personal injury attorneys, we see far too often the tragic injuries that occur when people negligently operate their vehicles.
The Bergen Record reported that on Sunday, May 13, a Kinnelon, New Jersey man was driving his motorcycle on a Meadowlands Sports Complex service road, on his way to work. At that same time, two drivers were each operating Ferrari sports cars at the complex, as part of a “Dream Car Sprint” event – an event where people pay money to drive high-powered sports cars around a track. The police are still investigating why two of the Ferrari cars from the even were driving around the service roads of the complex, allegedly at high rates of speed. The speed limit on the service road was 25mph. The first driver lost control of his vehicle, spun out, and struck two curbs. The second Ferrari then lost control and crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic, right into the path of the Kinnelon man riding his motorcycle. Thrown from his bike, the motorcyclist was mortally injured in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene, despite his helmet. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is involved with the investigation, but no charges have been filed. The full article is accessible here.
As always, we urge all people who use our public roadways to drive safely and watch out for the safety of others.
Edit: We have just learned from The Record that a Butler, New Jersey resident was also killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday when a Subaru Outback crossed over into the lane for oncoming traffic. The full article is available here. Our condolences go out to the families of both victims.