Failure to Yield Right-of-Way Leads to Fatal New York Motorcycle Accident

by | December 2nd, 2013

December 2, 2013

A study called The Hurt Report concluded that a large portion of motorcycle accidents that involve another vehicle are caused by the failure drivers to recognize or yield the right-of-way to oncoming motorcyclists. The Rochester Motorcycle Accident Lawyers  with William Mattar Law Offices explain such an accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 49-year-old New York man recently.

An article from The Post-Standard states the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, at the corner of Ridge and Barclay roads in Sodus, New York. Reports indicate a 57-year-old driver was traveling southbound along Barclay.

As he approached the intersection with Ridge Road, the man came to a stop at a stop sign and he brought the vehicle to a halt. As he pulled into the crossing to make a turn onto Ridge Road though, the driver failed to recognize the victim’s oncoming motorcycle and pulled out in front of the bike.

The motorcyclist did not have time to stop and the two vehicles collided, killing the driver of the motorcycle. Charges stemming from the crash are pending the outcome of a full investigation into the incident.

William Mattar’s Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the difficulties that can accompany the loss of a loved one because of another person’s negligence. That is why the firm would like to send their sympathies to the family of the victim of this latest tragic accident.