A 27-year-old man has been killed while driving his motorcycle through Red Bank. The man, beloved by his friends and coworkers, has been described as having a big smile on his face wherever he went. A friend also remarked that he could light up any room and displayed a good, loving character in all aspects of his life.

Leaving the kickball game at night, the victim drove his motorcycle along Dayton Boulevard. According to police, the driver of the motorcycle collided with a PT Cruiser that had been exiting a parking lot, and the victim was thrown from the motorcycle. Later in the hospital, the victim was pronounced dead.

After the first collision, the driver of the PT Cruiser hit a pickup truck. There have been no reports of any other injuries as a result of the multi-vehicle crash. Police have launched an investigation to reveal the exact cause of the accident. It is not known if the victim’s family members plan to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the PT Cruiser.

Failing to yield to a motorcycle before entering a roadway may be considered reckless driving, and, when exiting a parking lot, car drivers are expected to look out for pedestrians and other vehicles. If the investigation reveals that the driver of the PT Cruiser caused the motorcycle accident, the surviving members of the victim’s family may wish to pursue legal action. An attorney may be able to help the family file a claim for compensation for medical and funeral expenses.

Source: News Channel 9, “Motorcyclist Killed In Accident”, Jerry Askin, September 13, 2013