Jasmine Earnest, of Halfmoon, Seriously Injured In Queensbury Motorcycle Accident Along Quaker Road
QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK (April 16, 2022) – A motorcyclist identified as Jasmine Earnest was seriously injured in a car accident along Quaker Road.
Queensbury police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Jasmine Earnest was riding a motorcycle when she was involved in a collision with an SUV.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Jasmine Earnest was airlifted to the Albany Medical Center with major injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Queensbury Motorcycle Accidents
Thousands of motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to III, “In 2019, 5,014 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes, down slightly from 5,038 in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2019, motorcyclists were nearly 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle miles traveled.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a Queensbury motorcycle accident.
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous turns
- Inclement weather
All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists. Many motorcycle collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code § 1128, no driver shall move their vehicle from the lane they are in unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver hits a motorcyclist, they could be held liable through a negligence claim. Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is important for victims to continue to seek medical care. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Queensbury Motorcycle Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Jasmine Earnest as she continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queensbury motorcycle accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.