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Young Man Killed in Newark Motorcycle Crash

A man died in a motorcycle crash recently in Newark on Library Avenue. Kevin Random, Jr., (26) was traveling south toward Wyoming Road riding a 2005 Yamaha bike.

An oncoming vehicle driven by a Newark woman traveling north turned in front of Random’s bike, causing a collision between the two vehicles. Random was wearing a helmet at the time of impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. Law enforcement officials do not believe impairment played a role for either driver.

Motorcycle Accidents are Common

Motorcycle accidents happen every day. Some are minor, but they always involve more risk than other vehicle collisions due to a lack of coverage and protection for bikers.

Causes of motorcycle crashes include:

  • Failure to yield to motorcyclists
  • Trying to share a lane with a bike
  • Tailgating
  • Making turns or changing lanes without signaling
  • Failing to check blind spots for motorcycles

Driver carelessness is always a risk when you’re on the road. It’s a greater risk when you are riding a motorcycle. If you or a loved one has been injured by another driver’s carelessness or recklessness, you might be entitled to compensation.

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries. Many of these injuries are permanent. Some of the most common injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Limb loss and disfigurement
  • Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns
  • Scapes
  • Scarring

Wearing a helmet greatly reduces your risk when you’re riding but it doesn’t protect you from everything. There’s only so much you can do to protect yourself against someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to work with an experienced attorney.

Working with an attorney means you’ll have someone experienced in your corner. They understand how insurance companies try to use this law against motorcycle riders and take advantage of the injured parties in a crash. Having a lawyer means the insurance company won’t get away with putting undeserved blame on you if you’re the one injured. This is why it’s so important to speak to an attorney before saying anything to the insurance company.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to speak to someone about your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.