Edison, NJ – UPDATE: Marcus Wood, Brayan Padilla Killed on I-95
Edison, NJ (April 20, 2020) – The victims of a deadly motorcycle accident in Edison have been identified by local authorities. At around 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th, Brayan Portillo-Padilla, 22, of Sayreville, New Jersey and Marcus Wood, 30, of Willingboro, New Jersey were riding on I-95 when they were involved in an accident with a third motorcyclist. The third rider was identified as a 29-year-old Morrisville, Pennsylvania man.
At this time, it’s unknown if the riders were traveling together at the time of the accident. The third rider was ejected from their bike after it flipped and was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Marcus Wood and Brayan Portillo-Padilla at this time.
New Jersey Deadly Motorcycle Crashes
Each year, more than 5,000 estimated motorcyclists are killed in car accidents across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of an accident. Motorcycle accidents are vastly overrepresented in national roadway fatalities.
Motorcycle riders are vulnerable to a host more risks, lacking the safety afforded to those traveling in larger vehicles. Motorcyclists have two prime disadvantages when sharing the road with other drivers. Firstly, they are much smaller than passenger cars, and secondly, they have little protection in the event of an accident.
Injured parties need a New Jersey motorcycle crash attorney with years of experience protecting the rights of crash victims. With over 50 years of experience, Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC has earned a reputation for excellence and a record of results. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a collision, give us a call today at (201) 997- 0030.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.