Two Injured as the Result of an Amherst Motorcycle Accident

by | July 9th, 2012

July 9, 2012

A driver’s failure to yield to the right of way of a passing motorcycle was responsible for causing a Buffalo Car Accident that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital. Reports from The Buffalo News indicate that the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning on the 6000 block of Main Street in Amherst, New York.

Amherst Police Department reports show that the 23-year-old motorcyclist, from Lockport, was heading west along Main Street when a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Lewiston man pulled out in front of him while attempting to turn left. The motorcycle stuck the passenger side of the car causing the rider to be ejected from the machine.

The motorcyclist suffered several injuries, including a severely broken wrist. He was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment. Although the automobile driver was not injured, his 23-year-old daughter, a passenger in the vehicle, suffered an eye injury that required treatment.

A motorcycle safety study called The Hurt Report found that a majority of motorcycle accidents happen when a driver fails to see or acknowledge a motorcycle in traffic while attempting to make left turns.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices ask that motorists take a second glance before making a turn into lanes of traffic. It can also help to roll down your windows to listen for oncoming traffic.