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New York City Motorcycle Season Brings Safety Concerns

Because of their affordability, size and excellent gas mileage, the popularity of motorcycles is on the rise in New York City. However, the trend does bring concerns. Beginner motorcyclists are much more likely to crash than experienced riders. Also, many NYC motorists fail to keep an eye out for motorcycles.

Earlier this month, a man and his 7-year-old daughter were injured when their motorcycle collided with a school bus in Brooklyn. The motorcycle accident occurred at Glenmore Ave. and Warwick St. The man and girl were taken to Brookdale university Hospital; fortunately, their injuries weren’t life threatening.

Several weeks ago, a 32-year-old Queens man died after hitting a tree. The crash occurred at Vernon Blvd. and 31st Ave. in Astoria. The New York Police Department (NYPD) didn’t initially suspect speed or alcohol as factors, but speculated that the winding road contributed to the accident.

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt by a negligent motorist, contact an experienced NYC auto accident lawyer to discuss your options for recovering compensation.

Source: NY Daily News, “Man, 32, Dies In Queens Motorcycle Accident Along Astoria’s Vernon Blvd.,” Thomas Tracy, May 15, 2013

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