Farmington, NY – Motorcyclist Killed Following Two-Vehicle Crash on Rte. 332
Farmington, NY (August 4, 2023) – A motorcyclist is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Farmington on Thursday, August 3rd. The accident took place at the intersection of Route 332 and Collett Road.
Officials say that 43-year-old Joshua P. Arena was the victim of the accident. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Arena was riding his motorcycle on Route 332 when he approached and entered the intersection. At the same time, an 18-year-old woman from Farmington was operating her car on Collett Road. The woman tried to make a southbound turn onto Route 332 but collided with Arena’s bike.
Arena suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Following an investigation, the 18-year-old woman was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to play a role in the collision.
Police closed the road for several hours while the crash was investigated. During this time, drivers were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
No further information has been released.
We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Joshua Arena following this deadly Farmington motorcycle crash.
Motorcycle Accidents in New York
Motorcycle accidents pose a significant risk to riders in New York. According to statewide statistics, motorcycle collisions account for about 20% of all traffic-related fatalities in the state. In 2021, more than 200 people lost their lives in New York motorcycle accidents. About half of these crashes occur in the New York City area, and the remaining half occur in other parts of the state.
A New York motorcycle crash can be caused by many possible factors. However, many motorcycle accidents in New York are not caused by the rider themselves. Instead, the other driver is at fault. Speeding, distraction, impairment, and failing to see or yield to motorcyclists are common causes of motorcycle collisions. Authorities will always carefully investigate each crash in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible.
If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident in New York, you need to know your legal rights. If your loved one was tragically killed, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Motorcycle crashes can leave a devastating impact on loved ones, and the negligent motorists who cause these accidents should be held accountable for their actions.
Here at Metro Law, our team is standing by to provide legal assistance at any time. We have many years of experience with serious crash cases, and we know the destruction that can be caused by a careless driver. Let us help you move forward during this difficult time.
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