October 25, 2012 – Long Island, N.Y. – Staten Island Live reported that a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries on Staten Island. The motorcycle accident occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the intersection of Henderson Avenue and Broadway.
Initial reports were that an unidentified male motorcycle rider was hit by a truck. But police who responded to the scene of the accident indicated that wasn’t the case, and it appeared to be the motorcyclist lost control of his bike.
He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton. Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve just the bike, no other vehicles. In 2010, 42 percent of motorcyclists who were killed in a single bike crash were intoxicated, and 48 percent were speeding. Additionally, 23 percent of these fatal accidents involved the bike crashing into a fixed object.
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 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
The most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- 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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