Tragic Sunnyside Motorcycle Accident
Posted on May 9, 2017
A collision between a motorcycle and a sedan took place in Staten Island on Saturday, April 29th, at about 7:30 p.m. The motorcyclist died in the crash. He was 31 years old. He was identified as José Gonzalez. The crash happened close to the intersection of Clove Road and Bard Avenue. Upon the arrival of police at the scene, the victim was unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, where he was declared dead.
Mr. Gonzalez had been riding in the western direction on Clove Road when he hit the four-door Hyundai Genesis, which was in the midst of turning left onto Bard Avenue. The driver of the sedan stayed at the scene.
According to police, the NYPD’s Collision Investment Squad is conducting an investigation into the accident. The Staten Island Advance revealed that the motorcycle seemed to be a red Kawasaki Ninja, which could be seen in the middle of Clove Road. There was debris from the vehicle, such as a helmet, at the scene of the crash. In addition, the Hyundai had considerable damage to the front-passenger side as well as dents in the hood, bumper and fender.
The most perilous situation for a motorcyclist is a car making a left turn in front of a motorcycle. Such collisions represent 42 percent of all crashes between a motorcycle and a car. In most instances, the car making the left turn hits the motorcycle as the motorcycle is:
- Driving through an intersection
- Passing the car, or
- Attempting to overtake the car
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent or reckless driving behavior of another motorist, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner. Very often, other motorists fail to notice motorcycles on the road due to the much smaller size of the motorcycle. However, motorists must learn to share to road with motorcyclists, and try to avoid colliding with them, for such crashes often end tragically for the motorcyclist.