One Person Died In Loudonville Motorcycle Accident After Car Made Left Turn
LOUDONVILLE, NEW YORK (October 28, 2023) – A motorcyclist has tragically died in a Loudonville car accident on Old Niskayuna Road, according to the NYSP.
Loudonville police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday. A car made a left turn directly into the path of a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was ejected into the road and seriously injured. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the 24-year-old motorcyclist died due to his injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Loudonville Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. According to the National Safety Council, “Although motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles and 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 18% of all occupant fatalities, and 4% of all occupant injuries in 2020.” Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including.
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, no person shall make a left turn until they have first yielded to all vehicles close enough so as to pose a hazard. The family of any person that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a Loudonville car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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 assistance we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.