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Speeding Ferraris Cause Fatal Motorcycle Crash in East Rutherford

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Posted on May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 – East Rutherford, NJ – Speeding is perhaps one of the most common causes of car crashes. What’s perhaps most upsetting for victims and their families is knowing that the accident could have been prevented had another driver chosen not to drive recklessly behind the wheel. In many cases, such as in the fatal motorcycle crash in East Rutherford that occurred Sunday, May 13, speeding can have catastrophic consequences. 

According to an article from the New Jersey Star-Ledger, 56-year-old motorcyclist Stephen Lenge was one of the latest victims of speeding when he was struck in a head-on collision involving 2 Ferraris. The drivers of the Ferraris, 28-year-old Dumont resident Joseph Ferretti and 19-year-old Joseph Meyer, from Florida, were arrested and charged with death by auto and are being held at the Bergen County jail on $50,000 bail with no 10% option. 

While police have not commented on Ferretti and Meyer’s exact speeds, they confirmed both were traveling at a high rate of speed when they lost control of their vehicles along Berry’s Creek Road North. Meyer struck two curbs, and Ferretti spun out and struck Lenge. Both were working for the Gotham Dream Cars of Englewood’s Dream Car Sprint event and had taken the cars to be refueled around the time of the fatal motorcycle crash. 

East Rutherford families who have dealt with something as traumatic as losing a loved one don’t need to deal with the uncertainty of an insurance company and adjusters whose first priority is watching their bottom line and not compensating victims’ families for their pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and income. In times like these, you need a New Jersey injury attorney willing to fight for you. 

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