Queens, NY – Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Ditmars Blvd near 31st AveNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (October 10, 2023) – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Queens on Sunday, October 8. Responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident at around 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports.
The motorcyclist, age 26, was traveling along Ditmars Boulevard near 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst when he was involved in a collision near the intersection. When the crash happened, he struck a second vehicle and was ejected from his bike.
Paramedics quickly responded to the scene and transported the man to the New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital with leg and head trauma. Despite life-saving efforts made by hospital staff, the man lost his life a short time later.
Currently, his name has not been reported. Authorities in Queens are still investigating the circumstances of the incident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New York Motorcycle Collisions
In 2020, over 2,000 motorcycle accidents occurred in the state of New Jersey. Approximately 80 people lost their lives in these crashes and over 1,700 suffered serious injuries. These numbers dropped from the previous year, however, the number of fatalities grew. Some common causes of motorcycle collisions in the Garden State include failing to yield, distraction, and intoxication. Negligent driving is a problematic issue that happens across the nation, resulting in severe crashes that end in injuries and fatalities more than 40% of the time.
It is imperative for both motorcycle riders and vehicle operators to stay aware, sober, alert, and awake while driving. This could help prevent injury accidents and even fatal collisions from taking place. When you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a negligently caused accident, you should not have to worry about your finances. A personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to cover the costs that stem from your crash.
Sadly, approximately 6% of auto collisions involving motorcyclists reported throughout the country end the lives of involved bikers. If you have lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident, and you believe negligence was to blame, a wrongful death lawyer in Deptford Township can help you collect compensation for the losses and damages you may be facing in relation to their accident. Some of these include:
- Funeral care
- Burial costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional turmoil
- Loss of life enjoyment
Depending on the nature and severity of your family member’s collision, and the extent to which it has affected your life and the lives of your other family members, working with a wrongful death attorney may be your saving grace during this difficult time. Especially if you know that their crash was caused by a negligent driver, you should exercise your legal rights toward compensation, and an attorney can help you do that.
At Metro Law, our skilled team of personal injury and wrongful death attorneys has been working for decades to help crash victims and their families get the compensation and justice they need. You can reach our office by calling (800) 469-6476 to learn more.