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Several motorcycle accidents in New York cause injuries and death

New York – Observers in the area are closely watching multiple motorcycle accident injuries and deaths as investigations continue in what appears to be an cluster of such collisions. A series of motorcycle crash incidents have occurred in Westchester over the past three weeks, with two of the accidents occurring this past Saturday. At least 3 people were injured in the accidents and one was killed. The biker that died in the accident had suffered fatal injuries after his bike collided with a bus. In that bus accident, some of the bus passengers reportedly also suffered injuries but none were reportedly life threatening. Investigators were looking at the possibility of speeding in that accident.

Police in Long Island report that another motorcycle collision occurred in Nassau County that left a woman dead. That bike accident also occurred over a weekend, on a Sunday. However, yet another unrelated bike crash in Queens, NY caused an additional wrongful death on a weekday. The cause of these motorcycle crashes continue to leave activists wondering what can be done to prevent recurrences. Some initiatives have included stepped up enforcement of no speeding laws, prevention of aggressive driving or road rage and education about the dangers of drunk driving. Public safety specialists believe more legal actions need to be taken against dangerous drivers that act negligently and cause motor vehicle accidents. Find out more about the recent bus crash and motorcycle collisions here.

Illustrative photo by Stahlkocher [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Motorcycle accident kills woman in Queens, New York

New York – A car crash involving a car and motorcycle left the female motorcycle driver dead. She was apparently hit by a car as she was crossing through an intersection. The crash victim was thrown from the bike and suffered a serious head injury. Ambulance and paramedic personnel raced to the scene and found the woman with a multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI). They attempted to treat her severe wounds and transported the victim to the closest hospital emergency room. Hospital officials say that the injury victim was treated for the injuries but died despite best medical efforts. Cause of death appears to be the TBI but further investigation was underway. Trauma specialists explain that a motorcycle accident can cause a variety of life threatening injuries besides a TBI, including spinal injury, internal bleeding, broken bones and arterial hemorrhaging. They say that helmets may prevent some head injuries but not in all circumstances. More serious bike accidents often involve a speeding driver, drunk driving and with reckless drivers. Police would need to examine the circumstances of this car versus motorcycle collision in order to determine who was at fault. See this article for more about this fatal New York bike crash.

Ilustrative photo by Werner Vermaak (originally posted to Flickr as Immobilized Patient) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons