A Queens man riding a motorcycle on the Long Island Expressway has died after crashing into a Porsche. The crash took place early in the morning on June 15, when the driver of the motorcycle appears to have lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the car. Police are currently investigating the accident but have made no allegations of foul play.
The accident occurred at around 12:15 AM on June 15, when both vehicles were driving on the Queensboro Bridge’s lower level of the Long Island Expressway near 58th Street. For reasons that were not immediately clear, the motorcyclist appears to have suddenly lost control of his motorcycle. He rear-ended the Porsche, which sent him flying onto the pavement.
While damage to both the car and the car’s driver were minimal, the motorcyclist was not so lucky. When police arrived at the scene, they found the motorcyclist in severe condition with injuries to both his neck and body. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital by an ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Porsche was uninjured and remained at the scene while police conducted their investigation.
Motorcycles are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road to drive, and motorcycle accidents make up a disproportionate number of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. Moreover, only 71% of motorcyclists wear Department of Transportation-compliant helmets, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and more than one in four motorcycle fatalities involve drunk driving.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible. Consulting with an attorney experienced in catastrophic motor vehicle accident litigation is paramount in these situations. Put the experienced personal injury attorneys of Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC on your side to vigorously represent you and fight for the compensation you and your family deserves. The attorneys at Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC can handle cases throughout the five boroughs and beyond including accidents in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, New Jersey, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and upstate New York. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (718) 238-2400.