Fatal Motorcycle Accident Prompts Citizens to Focus on Sharing the Road

by | May 3rd, 2013

May 3, 2013

A Motorcycle Accident just outside of Albany was responsible for claiming the life of a 62-year-old local man and leaving three others seriously injured. Reports state the accident has prompted many citizens in the area to become concerned for the safety of motorists and motorcyclists alike.

According to a story from WNYT News, the crash happened on Sunday, April 28th, along Route 29, near Fish House Road in the small town of Galway. The victim was riding his motorcycle along the highway when the 47-year-old driver of a vehicle heading in the opposite direction veered across the center of the road and struck the motorcycle head-on.

The impact left the man driving the motorcycle dead at the scene, while his 9-year-old nephew, a passenger on the bike, was left with life-threatening injuries. A 19-year-old woman and 4-year-old boy who were passengers in the vehicle responsible for causing the crash were also injured. Paramedics later transported the three to a local hospital for treatment.

In the wake of the crash, citizens are working to try to raise awareness of motorcycles and the importance of motorists and motorcyclists sharing the road.

The Albany Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices are hopeful the efforts of these local citizens will be successful in preventing a similar crash from occurring in the future.