Motorcycle Rider Died After Malta Collision Near The Intersection of Route 9 and Cherry Choke Road
MALTA, NEW YORK (July 1, 2023) – One person has tragically died following a Malta motorcycle accident near the intersection of Route 9 and Cherry Choke Road.
Malta police officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:45 p.m. on Friday. A motorcyclist and an SUV were involved in a collision at the intersection.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the Saratoga Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
A full investigation into the Malta collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Malta Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are much more likely to be overlooked. 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, 17% of all occupant fatalities, and 3% of all occupant injuries in 2021.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a motorcycle accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
The vast majority of motorcycle collisions are preventable. It is common for drivers to overlook motorcyclists due to their small profile. The family of any person that is killed in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will ultimately be needed to determine liability.
Investigating New York Motorcycle Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Malta motorcycle accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.