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Motorcyclist Killed In Lower East Side Car Accident on FDR Drive

New York City Police Investigating Lower East Side Car Accident Along FDR Drive By Grand Street

Motorcyclist Killed In Lower East Side Car Accident on FDR Drive

LOWER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (May 30, 2024) – A man has tragically died in a Lower East Side motorcycle accident along FDR and Grand Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A motorcyclist was involved in a collision under uncertain conditions.

The victim ended up hitting the center median. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Liability For Lower East Side Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable to the hazards posed by collisions. 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 many different factors that could contribute to a motorcycle accident.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. To that end, all drivers must operate their vehicles at a safe speed. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any collision.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • The police report should be collected.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.
  • A motorcycle accident attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are preventable. They could involve many different factors, including vehicle system failures. For example, if a tire on a motorcycle malfunctioned, this could easily lead to a crash. The family of any person who died in a collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating New York City Motorcycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist killed in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Do you need more information about a Lower East Side motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle safety advocates is here to assist 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 support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.