A 20-year-old man was the second Hammonton man to die in a motorcyle accident within the last week, says the Courier-Post. This is the latest in a spate of accidents in New Jersey. Augustine Acevedo died at Mcdougal Road and White Horse Pike on Monday, after an accident involving his bike and the van of 67-year-old Patricia Ayres of Atco. Ayres was not hurt in the accident. The details of the incident have not been released, and the police are investigating.
This accident happened just days after another 20-year-old from Hammonton, Kevin Scott, also got in an accident on White Horse Pike, in front of the Town Square shopping center. Scott died as well.
Earlier this month, on August 3, Jason “Jay” Lee died on North Kings Highway when his bike collided with a car. In his case, Lee was traveling with two friends when he ran into a Lexus ES. He was killed, and a friend was injured after Lee’s bike ricocheted and hit another bike. The driver of the Lexus suffered minor injuries. Lee left behind a 5-year-old son, and worked as an electrician. His father described him as a “really good kid” and was very experienced with motorcycles. The police took longer to identify him, which upset his mother, Nancy. She came to the crash scene, but the police wouldn’t confirm that it was her son under the tarp on the road.
The police claim that they had to do due diligence before confirming anything. “We have empathy and compassion for everyone involved in this fatal accident. But, we also have to protect the scene and do our job,” said Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan. He also indicated that the identification would have come sooner had Lee’s friends been more forthcoming with the police from the beginning, instead of being hesitant to share his name.
At an accident scene, no matter who’s fault it is, it’s important to tell the police exactly what happened from your point of view. It might not put you in a good light, but lying to the police and getting caught will be even worse. After an accident, once it’s determined that everyone is safe or being taken care of, make a note of what happened. Tell the police everything. After that, contact an attorney for professional representation.
You never know if you may end up having to defend yourself against wrongful accusations with regards to the crash. Or, there are times when insurance companies don’t pay out the compensation that a victim feels they deserve. Having an attorney by your side will give you an ally in the fight to protect your rights and to get the compensation you deserve. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in New Jersey knows the law inside and out, and will be able to provide you with the talent and knowledge to win your case or to successfully file a claim. Call one today for a consultation to discuss your options.
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