17-Year-Old Motorcyclist Suffers Acute Facial Injuries in Crash on Staten Island
Posted on November 20, 2016
A 17-year-old named Vincent Bruno was severely injured in a motorcycle accident Staten Island on Friday, October 28.
After the scary accident, Bruno’s father, Joe Bruno of Huguenot NY, arrived at the scene of the crash and saw a priest. This led Bruno’s father to believe that his son was dying and was about to be read his last rites. But the priest was there to say a prayer for the victim, whose face had been seriously cut, swollen, and bruised.
The horrific motorcycle accident occurred on Amboy Road in Huguenot NY at approximately 12:35 p.m., just in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church. The other driver was reportedly headed in the direction of Tottenville on Amboy Road as his son was riding toward Eltingville on Amboy Road. The other motorist allegedly made a turn on Kingdom Avenue and Bruno was ejected from the motorcycle, ultimately crashing into the car’s windshield. Police are currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
As a result of the crash, Bruno suffered extensive injuries to his face, including his forehead. There were gashes through his left eye, so an eye surgeon will be consulted to determine whether the eye was damaged. Bruno’s father also said that his son sustained terrible bruises to his ankle “with chips on the bone.” Nevertheless, he is faring a lot better than anticipated. None of the CT scans or MRIs revealed anything of significance. However, a neurologist will be consulted. According to officials, Bruno’s face is completely destroyed to the point where he cannot be recognized.
Bruno’s dad said his son is a member of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club on Staten Island and that his son has been riding dirt bikes since he was very young. He purchased the motorcycle for his son for his birthday. He described his son as a very good rider and said his son has his permit. He also said his son was wearing a helmet that was approved by the DOT (Department of Transportation).
Since the accident, Bruno said he has no desire to ride again. This is very upsetting to Bruno’s father, who said that motorists in Staten Island are very disrespectful toward each other. They engage in all kinds of distracted driving, such as texting, talking on their cell phone, and fixing their hair.
Distracted driving has been shown to be the cause of many accidents, some of which have been fatal. If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner.