Failure to Yield Causes Fatal Buffalo Motorcycle Accident

by | July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012

A 53-year-old Derby, New York, man died as the result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend. An article published by The Leader reported that the crash happened around 10 p.m. this past Saturday night along Route 20, which runs through the Seneca Nation of Indians reservation.

Reports from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department indicate that the victim was riding eastbound on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a Ford Mustang driven by a 16-year-old boy made a sudden left turn in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop his bike and the two collided.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Both occupants of the Mustang were uninjured. Investigators say charges could be pending the outcome of a full examination of the Buffalo Motorcycle Accident.

Accidents like this one are not uncommon. Independent research published in a study called The Hurt Report found that motorists failing to yield the right-of-way of motorcyclists was the predominate cause of motorcycle accidents. Many of those accidents involved a vehicle making a left turn in front of a motorcycle.

The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers say that certain measures can be taken by motorcyclists to protect themselves and prevent accidents like this one. Always wear light-colored or reflective clothing when riding, and utilize the motorcycle’s lights at all times to increase visibility.