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Senior Injured after Being Struck by Truck While Riding Bike in Buena Vista Township, NJ

Senior Injured after Being Struck by Truck While Riding Bike in Buena Vista Township, NJ

Senior Injured after Being Struck by Truck While Riding Bike in Buena Vista Township, NJ

A senior citizen sustained significant injuries after being involved in a bicycle accident on a road in Buena Vista Township, NJ.

The bike accident went down around 3:30 p.m. The bicyclist, an 88-year-old resident of Buena Vista Township, was riding his bike along Pancoast Mill Road when the accident occurred. The victim was reportedly traveling westbound on the roadway and approaching Route 54 when a pick-up truck crashed into him.

The force of impact caused the bicyclist to fall off his bike and strike the pavement hard, resulting in significant physical injuries.

The driver of the motor vehicle, a GMC truck, was traveling in the same direction as the bicyclist when he hit the victim. The driver reportedly stopped immediately after striking the victim and dialed 911 to alert local authorities.

Buena Vista police officers and emergency medical crews quickly responded to the scene and briefly treated the injured cyclist before transporting him via helicopter to Atlantic City Medical Center. The victim was treated at the hospital for significant accident-related injuries. The extent of his injuries was not released to the public, but he was listed in serious condition.

Meanwhile, Buena Vista police officers and NJ State troopers investigated the bike accident and attempted to determine whether the driver or the bicyclist may have been at fault for the collision. At this time, authorities have not filed any criminal charges or issued any traffic citations in connection with the accident.

Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, it is possible that the injured bicyclist may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver to get compensation for medical bills, as well as pain and suffering caused by the accident. The reality is that motorists need to be careful when attempting to pass bicyclists on the side of the road because any sort of collision can lead to severe injuries and even death, depending on the circumstances.

For more information, view the NJ.com article, “88-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit by Car, Police Say.”

 

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, or car accident, you should speak with a qualified New Jersey personal injury and car accident attorney. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Brown Law can help you get compensation for your injuries. Contact us anytime to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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