Driver Leaves Scene of Motorcycle Crash in Jackson Heights, NY
Posted on September 28, 2016
Video footage reveals an attempt by a red Cadillac SRS SUV to make a U-turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, which then collided with the SUV. As a result of the motorcycle crash, the 21-year-old motorcyclist was hurled from the bike and fractured his right hand. The driver of the SUV then allegedly fled the scene along 37th Avenue.
The accident occurred on August 19 at approximately 4:30 p.m. on 37th Avenue in the vicinity of 85th Street in Jackson Heights, NY. Police are still trying to find the driver of the SUV.
If you are in possession of any information regarding the identity of the person operating the Cadillac, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. If you are communicating in Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Another option you have is to provide a tip by way of the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and then typing TIP577. Your calls will be held in the strictest confidence.
Motorcycle Accidents and U-Turns on New York Roads
When a motorist needs to make a U-turn at an intersection, they should be certain that they have sufficient time in which to finish the turn prior to the time at which oncoming traffic would otherwise make contact with the vehicle. The motorist who is making the U-turn should take a couple of seconds to be certain that no other vehicles are at the intersection before proceeding.
The reality is that many motorcycle accidents occur because motorists making U-turns simply not notice the motorcycles. This is one of the many reasons that motorcyclists should exercise caution when approaching intersections.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you should call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner who help injured motorcyclists secure the compensation to which they are entitled.