Motorcycle Accidents High in New York
April 13th, 2012|
April 13, 2012
Warm temperatures in New York this spring have motorcyclists back on the roads sooner than normal. So far though, the early start to motorcycle season has also brought with it a higher than average number of fatal accidents.
Eyewitness 7 News stated that so far this year, Western New York has seen four deadly motorcycle accidents. Most recently, a 29-year-old father of three from Buffalo, New York, was killed when his motorcycle hit an SUV from behind. Reports from Police at the scene stated that the motorcycle was traveling at speeds estimated to be above 100 MPH when the rider of the motorcycle was unable to bring the machine to a stop for an SUV in front of it.
The SUV was stopped at a stop sign and had just inched forward to see if it was clear to go when the biker locked his rear brakes, fishtailed, and slid with the bike under the vehicle.
Owner and rider coach for “Ride with P.R.I.D.E.” Motorcycle Safety School, Rebecca Grela, stated the most important thing for riders to remember is, “Never disrespect your motorcycle because it will disrespect you.” She added that it important for riders to be vigilant of their surroundings as they are offered less protection in the event of an accident.