Man Died In Valley Stream Motorcycle Accident Along Mill Road
VALLEY STREAM, NEW YORK (April 12, 2023) – A man from Cedarhurst has tragically died in a Valley Stream, Long Island motorcycle accident on Mill Road.
Long Island police officials are saying that the accident took place on Sunday. A 72-year-old man made a left turn directly in front of the motorcyclist.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died 7 days after being admitted.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Valley Stream 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.
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
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.” If a driver makes an unsafe turn in front of a motorcyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Long Island Motorcycle Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man killed in this Valley Stream car accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.
Do you need more information about a Valley Stream motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle safety advocates are here for you. 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 a crash we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.