The safety of the New Jersey highway system depends upon both the infrastructure and the drivers that use it. Unfortunately, motorcycle fatalities have increased 33 percent nationwide since 2003, and 77 people in New Jersey lost their lives on motorcycles in 2012 alone. It is unknown how much of this increase is due to issues with the cyclists, issues with the road or issues with other drivers.
At 1 a.m. on July 12, a two-vehicle accident in front of a Wawa convenience store in Burlington Township ended the life of a motorcyclist. The police investigation of the incident was still ongoing over 12 hours after the crash, and no charges had been filed.
On June 22, a 37-year-old man was hospitalized after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Gloucester County, authorities reported. New Jersey State Police stated that the incident transpired at the intersection of Franklinville Road and Route 45 in South Harrison Township shortly after 11 a.m.