Poughkeepsie Man Identified As Victim Of Hudson Valley Motorcycle Accident
HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK (June 25, 2023) – A 23-year-old man from Poughkeepsie has tragically died in a Hudson Valley motorcycle accident on Route 55.
Hudson Valley police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. A Toyota SUV was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist.
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 the severity of their injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Hudson Valley Motorcycle Accidents
Far too many motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured every year. 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 a number of factors that could contribute to a motorcycle accident.
- Nearly a third of all traffic fatalities involve an intoxicated driver.
- Many collisions involve speeding drivers.
- Many accidents tend to happen when drivers are not scanning the road ahead of them.
All drivers have a legal obligation to slow down in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists and other vehicles. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a motorcyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Motorcycle Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Hudson Valley 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.