In New York and elsewhere, it is common for motorcyclist to hit the road on a nice day. Whether it is to run an errand, attend school, go to work or to simply enjoy the ride, motorcyclists share the road with vehicles of different sizes. This not only means that a motorcycle can easily go unnoticed because they are hidden in blind spots, but it also means that if a larger vehicle were to strike a motorcyclist, it is likely to cause serious injuries, much damage and even deaths.
This is what recently occurred in Cobelskill. According to reports, a 57-year-old man riding a motorcycle died from his injuries following a motorcycle crash with an automobile. The accident happened on North Grand Street near the intersection of Elm Street.
Reports indicate that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on North Grand Street when he collided with a vehicle turning left onto Elm Street. The motorcyclist hit the passenger side of the car, causing him to fall from his bike. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Preliminary investigation suggests that they do not believe alcohol, drugs or speed played a role in he accident. The 17-year-old driver of the other vehicle was cited for failing to yield the right of way. No other charges are pending at this time.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident or any other type of fatal crash, it is vital to understand what options you have. This could help an individual take proper steps to initiate a civil action, like a wrongful death claim, helping family members collect compensation for losses and damages.