A 23-year-old Newark man died on Thursday, April 23rd after a crash in Bear.
The man was riding on a Yamaha motorcycle on Pulaski Highway approaching a green light when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee who pulled into the intersection.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has found certain risk factors for crashes or near-crashes. In the table below, intersection Influence increases crash or near crash risk by 40.7%.
It’s Not Just the Motorcyclist
The most common vehicles on the road include cars, trucks, vans, and 18-wheelers. Most drivers are not on the lookout for motorcycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that when motorcycles and other vehicles collide, it is usually the other (non-motorcycle) driver who violates the motorcyclist's right of way.
Why do drivers often violate motorcyclists' right of way?
Motorcycles are relatively small and drivers don't see them
Drivers don't anticipate motorcycles' movements
The driver's view of the motorcyclist is obstructed, often by the vehicle's blind spots or other vehicles
The driver is distracted
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