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Motorcyclist Killed In Hempstead Car Accident With Cargo Van By Jackson Street and Main Street

Cargo Van Accident In Long Island Kills Motorcyclist By Jackson Street and Main Street

Motorcyclist Killed In Hempstead Car Accident With Cargo Van By Jackson Street and Main Street

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (December 11, 2021) – A motorcyclist has tragically died following a Hempstead collision with a cargo van by the intersection of Jackson Street and Main Street.

New York police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A motorcyclist and a Ford cargo van collided in the roadway under unclear conditions.

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

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Hempstead Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents due to their small profile and lack of protection. According to the Insurance Information Institute, over 5,000 people died in 2019 in motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists were nearly 29 times more likely to die in a collision than someone in an enclose vehicle per vehicle mile traveled. Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many accidents are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1141, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.” If the driver that caused an accident was working at the time of the collision, the company that they were working for could be responsible. There are a number of things that need to be investigated after any motorcycle accident.

  • Was the driver of the car distracted?
  • Was the driver of the car speeding?
  • Is there surveillance footage of the crash?

The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover some of the unexpected expenses that often come with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.

Investigating A Hempstead Motorcycle Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this accident. Anyone that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. How did this collision take place? Is there a history of collisions by this intersection? Could this collision have been prevented? It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to help prevent additional collisions at this intersection.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Hempstead? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what caused an accident. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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