A truck crash between a Peterbilt tractor-trailer and a bicycle rider from New Jersey has left the bicyclist with serious injuries that police have described as needing a long road to recovery. The 25-year-old bicyclist from Whitehouse Station in northwest New Jersey was airlifted to the hospital after the impact occurred at a highway intersection in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County. Township police told news reporters that as the semi-truck turned left onto Route 618, the tractor-trailer turned into the path of the bicyclist. Sun glare was reported to be a condition at the time of the collision at 7:25 p.m. on May 19.
The bicycle rider remained in the hospital for days, according to reports of the accident. The air ambulance took him to Morristown Medical Center and a hospital spokesman reported that the injured bicyclist was treated in the intensive care unit. On May 23, a reporter for NJ.com quoted police as saying “he is still hospitalized with a long road of recovery ahead of him.”
Truck accident lawyers at our law firm assist accident victims with lawsuits against trucking firms, truck owners — even owners of the freight depending on the unique circumstances of the accident. Our experience includes tractor-trailer injury crashes where bicycle riders are badly hurt or killed. Truck accident litigation is complex and involves an enormous amount of investigation and analysis by the truck accident lawyer.
Eric Hageman of our firm has taught “Truck Accident Litigation 101” to national audiences, including a recent legal seminar put on by the National Business Institute. Eric has noted in many public forums that when a commercial truck causes an accident that results in personal injury to you or the wrongful death of a loved one, there are certain steps which you need to take to protect your legal rights. By contacting him you can ensure that you have the opportunity to fairly compensate you for your injuries and losses.
“Some of the hardest cases are those involving a bicycle and a tractor-trailer,” said Eric. “The bike rider is often too injured to provide information to the police, so the truck driver’s version of the accident is what they have to go by for their preliminary investigation.”