Injury Law Blog

Rapper Fetty Wap injured in motorcycle crash

California music fans may be interested to learn that rapper Fetty Wap was injured in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey on Sept. 26, according to media reports. Word of the accident first spread through eyewitness accounts posted on Twitter.

The 25-year-old rapper, who was born Willie Maxwell, was reportedly driving his brand new motorcycle in his hometown of Paterson when he attempted to pass another vehicle and slammed into an oncoming car. Twitter users at the scene reported that he was “responsive” after the collision. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. It was unclear whether or not he was wearing a helmet.

Fetty Wap celebrated the new release of his self-titled debut album with a party at Marble House in New York City on Sept. 24. The rapper, who is known for the hit “My Way,” was the opening act on Chris Brown’s recent tour. He is next scheduled to perform at Temple University’s homecoming on Oct. 9.

A motorcycle collision can cause severe injuries that may require weeks or months of recovery time. Some victims are left with a permanent disability. A cyclist who has been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver may wish to speak with an attorney. By using police reports, accident investigation results and witness accounts, the attorney may determine that it would be advisable to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party seeking compensation. If the claim of negligence is successfully proven in court, an injured victim could receive a needed settlement that covers current and future medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, property damage and other amounts.

Source: International Business Times, “Rapper Fetty Wap Reportedly Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Accident In Paterson, New Jersey,” Minyvonne Burke, Sept. 29, 2015