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Motorcyclist Killed In Cornwall Car Accident on Interstate 87

One Person Died In Cornwall Motorcycle Accident Along I-87

Motorcyclist Killed In Cornwall Car Accident on Interstate 87

CORNWALL, NEW YORK (July 29, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a Cornwall car accident involving a motorcycle along Interstate 87 by Exit 16.

Cornwall police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday. A motorcycle and vehicle collided in the roadway under unclear circumstances.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the motorcyclist died due to the severity of his injuries.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Cornwall Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are overrepresented in serious injury and fatal collisions. The NHTSA estimates that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed in car accidents than those in passenger vehicles per vehicle miles traveled.  They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and their small profiles make them more likely to be overlooked. Many of these serious accidents involve drivers that are making left turns. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a left-turn accident.

  • Drivers may be distracted and fail to see motorcyclists in the road.
  • Drivers may fail to check their blind spots before a turn.
  • Drivers may be fatigued or intoxicated.

The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are preventable and involved some amount of driver error. The family of any person that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability.

Investigating New York Motorcycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist that died in this collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.

Do you need more information about a Cornwall motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle 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 any type of support after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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