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Long Beach Township, New Jersey - Bicyclist Daniel Bogacz Critically Injured After Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Township, NJ
Published: April 10, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 20, 2020

41-Year-Old John Madden Charged with DUI After Allegedly Striking, Injuring Cyclist

Attorney Commentary: In the second part of this article, hit by drunk driver attorney Guy D'Andrea discusses financial compensation for people injured by drunk drivers.

41-year-old John Madden of Egg Harbor Township was arrested after allegedly striking and critically injuring a cyclist and leaving the scene of the crash.

Long Beach Township police officers were called to Long Beach Boulevard for a report of a hit and run involving a seriously injured cyclist on Wednesday.

63-year-old Beach Haven resident Daniel Bogacz was cycling northbound on Long Beach Boulevard when a 2020 Jeep Liberty struck him while also traveling northbound.

Madden was later identified as the driver of the Jeep. According to the police, he did not stop at the scene – instead making a U-turn and speeding past the injured cyclist.

Bogacz was air-lifted to Atlantic City Medical Center and was listed in critical condition as of Thursday.

Madden was charged with DUI, assault, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and failure to report an accident.

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Lawsuits For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in New Jersey

Attorney contributor Guy D'Andrea represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them recover financial compensation for their injuries. Brian has offered to share some info on the legal rights of DUI crash victims:

People who have been injured by drunk drivers often struggle with serious financial and personal difficulties. No one should be forced to deal with these difficulties on their own. Fortunately, DUI injury victims can often recover financial compensation by filing a lawsuit.

In New Jersey and many other states, people who have been hit by drunk drivers may have grounds for two different types of lawsuits. A personal injury lawsuit can be filed against the drunk driver and in some cases, a dram shop lawsuit can be filed against an alcohol vendor that served the drunk driver before the crash.

A dram shop lawsuit can be filed against an alcohol vendor in New Jersey if:

  • the vendor served a customer who was “visibly intoxicated”, or
  • a customer who was under 21 years of age.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in New Jersey, you can learn more about your options for financial compensation by discussing your case with one of our experienced drunk driving injury lawyers.


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