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Motorcyclist Dies in Head-on Accident


Motorcycles can be fun to ride, but riders need to be careful. One wrong move can easily lead to a catastrophe, such as a major injury or death.

Sadly, this was recently the case in Fairfield Township. A motorcycle crossed the centerline and hit a minivan head on. The motorcycle rider died from his injuries. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of May 1.

A 38-year-old man from Millville was riding a motorcycle. He was heading west on Route 49, near Sunset Avenue, when his motorcycle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons. A minivan was heading toward him and the two vehicles collided head on.

The man died from his injuries. It is unknown if anyone in the minivan was injured. The crash is still under investigation.

A GoFundMe was created by the man’s family. The man was described as a skilled barber with two children. So far, the GoFundMe has raised more than $10,000.

Crossing Centerlines

Crossing centerlines can be dangerous, especially for motorcycles. Here are some dangers to consider:

  • Head-on collisions. When a vehicle crosses the centerline into oncoming traffic, it significantly increases the risk of a head-on collision. These types of crashes are often severe.
  • Loss of control. Vehicles may cross the centerline due to factors like speeding, distracted driving, fatigue, or impairment. Once a driver loses control and crosses the centerline, they may collide with other vehicles, stationary objects, or veer off the road entirely.
  • Impaired visibility. On narrow or winding roads, crossing the centerline can occur due to limited visibility around curves or over hills. This can make it difficult for drivers to anticipate oncoming traffic, leading to potential collisions.
  • Road conditions. Poor road conditions such as ice, snow, rain, or debris can increase the likelihood of vehicles crossing centerlines. Reduced traction or visibility can make it harder for drivers to maintain their lane position.
  • Driver error. Errors in judgment, such as misjudging distances or failing to properly anticipate curves or intersections, can lead to unintentional centerline crossings.
  • Distracted driving. Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting controls can divert a driver’s attention from the road, increasing the risk of unintentionally drifting across the centerline.
  • Drowsy driving can impair a driver’s ability to stay focused and maintain proper lane position, increasing the likelihood of crossing the centerline.
  • Medical conditions. Certain medical conditions such as seizures, strokes, or sudden incapacitation can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and cross the centerline.

It’s essential for drivers to stay alert, obey speed limits, avoid distractions, and remain vigilant for potential hazards on the road.

Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Motorcycle riders need to be mindful of what they are doing at all times. Exiting their lane for even a split second can be deadly.

A Morristown motorcycle accident attorney from The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff can assist you if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle crash. Fill out the online form or call (973) 455-1567 to schedule a consultation.



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