Man Died In Farmingville Motorcycle Accident on Lakeside Drive
FARMINGVILLE, NEW YORK (October 16, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed in a Farmingville car accident with a sedan on Lakeside Drive.
Farmingville police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A motorcyclist was traveling down the roadway when they hit the side of a Nissan Maxima making a left turn in the roadway.
The motorcyclist was ejected in the crash and taken to the Stony Brook Hospital. Despite life-saving measures, he later died at the hospital.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Farmingville Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, “No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection […] or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” Any driver that makes an abrupt left turn in front of a motorcyclist could be held at fault for the crash. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- An investigation should be conducted.
The family of any person that is killed in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Potential beneficiaries will typically include a victim’s spouse or children. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Motorcycle Accident
Do you need more information about Farmingville 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 more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.