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Fatal motorcycle accident on New York Thruway

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2023 | Car Accidents |

A motorcyclist was killed in a tragic crash recently. The accident took place early in the morning on July 27. It occurred along the New York State Thruway in Cornwall.

How the fatal accident happened

The New York accident occurred just after midnight. Police reported that a biker was traveling between exits 16 and 17 on the highway. A car then apparently crashed into the back of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike. Authorities pronounced him deceased at the crash scene. Police said the car driver stayed at the accident scene. They continued to investigate the cause of the accident. Few other details were reported, and it is likely that more will be available once the crash investigation is completed.

How an attorney can help

New York police may determine that the motorcycle happened due to the car driver’s negligence. Perhaps the person driving the car was speeding or driving while distracted at the time of the accident. In this situation, the surviving loved ones of the motorcyclist may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the car, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the crash.

Liability must be established in a New York civil court before claims for damages will be decided. If the plaintiffs are successful, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover burial costs and the loss of support for surviving dependents. No amount of money can undo the events that already occurred, but a monetary award may help the motorcyclist’s family members to move forward from the tragedy.