August 18, 2023
Hope, NJ (February 12, 2023) – The New Jersey State Police have confirmed that 32-year-old Desmond A Gomes of Jersey City, New Jersey, has died as a result of a motorcycle crash involving a commercial truck that occurred on Saturday evening, February 11.
According to preliminary reports provided by the New Jersey State Police, at around 5:20 p.m., Gomes was riding a Honda motorcycle west on Christopher Columbus Highway when he was rear-ended by a Volvo tractor-trailer near mile marker 11.6.
Gomes was severely hurt in the accident. Authorities requested MEDIVAC to respond to the scene to transport the motorcyclist to an area hospital. However, he passed away from his injuries shortly after the collision.
The New Jersey State Police has launched an investigation into the crash. No other injuries were reported.
Our condolences are with the family of Desmond Gomes at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
In New Jersey, motorcycles make up a very small percentage of motor vehicles on the road. However, they are involved in a significant number of collisions each year. Approximately 15% of fatal collisions in our state involve motorcycle riders, which take the lives of more than 50 people each year.
The loss of a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident can be incredibly challenging to deal with. Families often struggle to cover the financial burdens related to funeral expenses and medical costs. After the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible.
Working with a Hope wrongful death lawyer can provide your family the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent driver accountable. An attorney will be able to conduct an investigation into the accident and gather evidence. If a truck accident was the cause of your loved one’s death, your attorney will be able to investigate the accident to determine the appropriate party against whom you can file a legal claim.
Motorcycle accidents involving commercial vehicles tend to be more complex due to the fact that there are several parties who can share liability. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver of the truck, the trucking company, the cargo company, the maintenance company, or even the owner of the truck. It is important that you work with an attorney that is well-versed in handling these complex legal claims.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident, don't wait to contact our seasoned Hope motorcycle accident lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. We will work diligently to ensure that justice is served and that you are properly compensated for the loss of your loved one.
With more than three decades of experience helping those who have been affected by the unexpected loss of loved ones, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected with us. Contact our team today at 800-923-3456 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case right away.
Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.
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