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Motorcycle accident on Long Island causes critical injuries

New York – Police are still investigating what led to a serious motorcycle crash in Nassau County. They say that two cars and one motorcycle were involved in a series of collisions. It is currently believed that one of the cars was making a turn when the biker slammed into the car. However, the motorcyclist lost control and crashed into an SUV. The motorcycle rider suffered life threatening accident injuries and emergency crews evacuated him to the trauma center of a nearby hospital. Trauma doctors explain that the seriousness of this kind of bike accident can lead to critical injuries, permanent disability and even death. Based on the mechanism of injury, these injuries can include traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones and fractures, internal organ damage and nerve damage. The extent of the accident victim’s injuries is not fully known at this point. Doctors and specialist will need to continue evaluations and medical testing. In addition, police accident investigators will continue to look into what caused the car accident. See this article for additional information.

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Motorcycle accident in Brooklyn involved improperly licensed rider

New York – Investigators into the cause of a motorcycle collision yesterday have indicated that the motorcycle rider did not hold the proper license and was therefore driving illegally. Police report that the crash involved two cars and the motorcyclist. Apparently, the driver of the motorcycle was driving dangerously, as he was attempting to do stunts, according to witnesses. They note that the dangerous driver was performing reckless maneuvers when his bike slammed into a car. That car then crashed into a second car after he was unable to stop. The motorcyclist was issued a citation and summons to court for his involvement in causing the car accident as well as his actions leading up to the crash. The charges may be based on the combination of being accused of being a reckless driver and not having the correct motorcycle license. The extent of the accident injuries is still unclear. Accident specialists explain that the common injuries for a motorcycle rider differ greatly from those suffered by drivers and occupants of cars. Extensive evaluation and testing is sometimes necessary to discover latent injuries suffered during a car crash. See this article for further information about this motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles.

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Police officer injured on the job in motorcycle accident

New York – Investigators are still looking into details of a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a police officer. The cop was working as a motorcycle officer at the time of the car crash. Officials say that a car slammed into the side of the motorcycle during the collision, sending the cop flying into the air and falling onto the ground. The broadside motorcycle accident caused critical injuries and sent the man to the hospital. The driver of the car then fled the scene and was tracked down shortly thereafter by another patrol officer. The hit-and-run driver was arrested and will likely be charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision with injuries as well as possible reckless driving. Meanwhile, the injury victim remains in the hospital in stable condition but unable to work. It is unclear on whether or not he will be able to return to work or if he will be out on disability for an extended period. According to sources, he may even be left with permanent disability due to his work injuries. A worker who is injured at work usually has his injury and healthcare expenses covered by worker’s compensation. However, some workers find that they require the assistance of a worker’s comp lawyer to help ensure that they are given proper care. In addition, it is sometimes necessary to file a workman’s comp lawsuit claim against the insurer. This article shares more about this motorcycle crash.

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Motorcycle accident kills one and injures another crash victim

New York – This morning’s motorcycle crash in the Lincoln Tunnel is being investigated by Port Authority police. According to reports the motorcycle accident ended in the death of a woman passenger on the back of the bike. The motorcycle driver suffered multiple accident injuries and was taken to a New York City hospital for treatment. It is still unclear how many other vehicles were involved in the deadly collision or if anyone else was injured in the accident. Accident specialists note that motorcyclists and bicyclists face many risks of accidents and injuries, especially on busy roads and highways. Reckless driving and distracted drivers are abound and the bikers have minimal protection from even minor collisions. However, some public safety advocates explain that motorcyclists and bicycle riders share responsibility by weaving in and around traffic and running through red lights. Speeding can also become a significant factor that can cause a crash or worsen its effects. You can read more about this bike accident here.

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Police officer arrested for hit-and-run accident in Long Island

New York – The driver of a pickup truck that hit a motorcyclist in Suffolk County, NY was arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident with injuries. Reports show that the arrested driver was, in fact, a police officer who was off-duty at the time of the motorcycle accident. He apparently fled the scene and left the injured motorcycle driver in critical condition. The cop turned himself in to police the next day and charges are being assessed by prosecutors. The police investigation includes looking into whether or not the officer was drunk driving or possibly driving under the influence of drugs, leading to the vehicle crash.

Doctors explain that the nature of the collision was quite severe, with a large pickup truck striking the much smaller motorcycle. The truck accident investigation will also likely focus on the evidence found on the truck. The driver of the hit-and-run vehicle faces criminal charges as well as a civil personal injury lawsuit. The fact that he left the accident scene with a person who had suffered bodily injuries opens him up to several charges. In the meantime, he has been suspended from his job as a police officer. Check out more about this police officer involved in the accident here.

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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.

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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.

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