Jason Wichert Seriously Injured In Geneva Car Accident Near The Intersection of West Maple Street and South Broadway (Route 534)
GENEVA, NEW YORK (June 12, 2022) – A motorcyclist identified as Jason Wichert was seriously injured in a car accident with a pickup truck by West Maple Street and South Broadway.
Ontario County police officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday afternoon. Jason Wichert was driving a motorcycle when a pickup truck pulled out from a stop sign directly into his path.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Jason Wichert was transported to the UH Geneva Medical Center and later flown to a Cleveland hospital.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Geneva Motorcycle Accidents
Far too many motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured every year. According to the IIHS, “A total of 5,579 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2020. That is the highest number recorded and an 11 percent increase from 2019. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2020 and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a motorcycle accident.
- Nearly a third of all traffic fatalities involve an intoxicated driver.
- Many collisions involve speeding drivers.
- Many accidents tend to happen when drivers are not scanning the road ahead of them.
All drivers have a legal responsibility to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. No driver shall go through an intersection past a yield sign unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver pulls out of an intersection and into the path of another vehicle, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
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. Sadly, though, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Geneva Motorcycle Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Jason Wichert as he continues to recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Geneva car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.