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New England motorcyclist killed in truck accident

Recent truck and motorcycle accidents in and around Hartford and throughout the greater Connecticut area have shed light on the continuing need for improved driver safety. Another tragic incident on a New Jersey turnpike ramped up these ongoing concerns even more.

A 65-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a truck accident as he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer. According to reports, the vehicles collided about one mile north of the Mahoning Valley exit in Carbon County, New Jersey.

The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike into a concrete barrier. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The big rig driver was not hurt. Meanwhile, traffic was clogged for hours as cleanup and investigative matters were addressed. No charges have been filed in relation to the crash.

Previous posts here have covered local accidents like this and the effects they have on victims and their families. Truck accidents and motorcycle accidents are two types of traffic collisions which pose especially dangerous circumstances to those involved. A motorcyclist can sustain serious injuries in even a minor accident. And, an inattentive truck driver can wreak havoc with the shear mass of an out of control semi. In either scenario, injury victims and their families deserve to be compensated for losses stemming from another driver's failure to maintain safety protocols.

This is often accomplished by filing a personal injury lawsuit, or a wrongful death lawsuit if a fatality occurred in the accident. Getting the right information can help to ensure that victims secure a maximum award.

Source: The Morning Call, "Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck on Turnpike in Carbon," Frank Warner, Oct. 4, 2013

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