September 13, 2012 – Long Island, N.Y. – Newsday reported that a motorcyclist was critically injured after colliding with a jeep on Long Island on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Joseph Bonner, 26, of Carll’s Path, was traveling east on Garden City Avenue when his bike crashed into a Jeep heading north. Bonner was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The driver of the Jeep, Christopher McLaurin, 50, was also taken there for treatment but was later released.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. While it’s hard to say what may have led to this particular collision, some of the possible causes of motorcycle crashes in general are when a car makes a left turn in front of a bike, issues arising when the driver of the car does not see the bike, or sudden stops that lead a rear-end accident.
Motorcycle accidents can cause significant or life-threatening injuries such as disfigurement, road rash, concussions, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain damage. To discuss legal options to recover damages after a Long Island motorcycle accident, contact an attorney.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 1,200 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm frequently will publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the five boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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