U-Turn Causes Fatal Chazy Motorcycle Accident

by William Mattar | June 25th, 2012

June 22, 2012

An independent study on the causes of different types of motorcycle accidents, called The Hurt Report, found that the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by another driver’s failure to recognize or see a motorcyclist in traffic. The study also found that the most common way an accident occurs is when an automobile makes a left turn in front of a motorcycle crossing an intersection.

Earlier this week, a 26-year-old New York man was killed and two were injured in a Chazy Motorcycle Accident that mirrored a description found in the report. According to The Wall Street Journal, the crash happened in northern New York along Route 9 at around 8:00 p.m. Reports indicate that the motorcycle was heading north along the road when a vehicle in the opposite lane attempted to make a U-turn in front of the motorcycle. The rider did not have time to stop for the vehicle and the two collided, causing the biker to be ejected from the machine.

The 61-year-old driver, from Quebec, Canada, and her 45-year-old passenger both suffered injuries as a result of the accident and were treated at a local hospital. The motorcyclist, unfortunately, died as a result of his injuries at the scene.

This is why the Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers say that it is so important for motorists to be aware of their surroundings at all times when driving, and to always look twice at intersections for motorcycles as well.