New York State Sees First Motorcycle Fatality Of The Season Saturday

by | March 19th, 2012

March 19, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather has not only brought life and color back to our surroundings, but it also gave motorcyclists a chance to bring their bikes out of winter storage. Unfortunately, the early start to motorcycle season has also brought New York’s first motorcycle fatality of the year.

Reports from WGRZ 2 News say that a West Seneca, New York, man in his 50’s was killed Saturday afternoon after being involved in a crash on South Park Avenue. A spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department stated that the man lost control of his bike while rounding a curve in the road. The rider dropped the bike and skid across the asphalt until he collided with a pole. The rider was taken to Eerie County Medical Center where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Investigators said they would continue to probe into the cause of the crash.

Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death than other accidents. According to accident statistics compiled by the federal government, in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents, per mile traveled.

It is because of statistics like these that the Buffalo Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers ask that motorcyclists always wear protective gear, including helmets, goggles, and leathers, and that riders always stay within their own personal limits and capabilities.