Inattentive Driver Causes Buffalo Motorcycle Accident

by | June 18th, 2012

June 18, 2012

A Buffalo Motorcycle Accident left a 48-year-old man and his 8-year-old son seriously injured this past Saturday evening. Reports from WGRZ 2 News state the crash happened just before 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Niagara Street and Potomac Avenue. Police believe the man and boy were traveling north along Niagara, when an SUV carrying eight people, two adults and six children, pulled off of Potomac and cut their motorcycle off, causing the vehicles to collide.

None of the SUV’s occupants were injured. However, the crash left both the man and boy seriously injured. They were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The father remains in critical condition after emergency surgery. The boy was treated and released.

Authorities say that charges against the driver of the SUV are pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.

A study entitled “The Hurt Report” found that the leading cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of another vehicle to recognize a motorcycle in traffic. The study reports that in two-thirds of all motorcycle crashes, another vehicle failed to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle because they simply did not see the bike.

This is why the Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers at the William Mattar Law Offices suggest that motorcyclists always utilize a daytime headlight. It is also very important to remember to wear the appropriate protective clothing when riding as well, such as a helmet, sturdy leather gloves and jacket, and eye protection.