Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 12:22 am
Centereach, NY (October 2, 2018) – According to Suffolk County police, a motorcyclist lost his life following a collision with a Jeep on Monday night, October 2. 26-year-old Steven Benjamin, of Selden, was reported to have been traveling west on Middle Country Road in his 2004 KTM motorcycle at approximately 8:05 p.m.
At the aforementioned time, Benjamin made a left turn onto Eastwood Boulevard when he collided with a 2010 Jeep Liberty that had been traveling east at the time. Emergency crews were immediately called to the scene in order to assist any injured individuals. Benjamin was promptly transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and, according to police, he was sadly pronounced dead a short time after his arrival.
The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old female also of Selden, was reported to have remained at the scene and fully cooperated with authorities. The unidentified female driver involved did not suffer any injuries during the collision.
Both the motorcycle and the Jeep were impounded for safety checks following the incident, and no charges have been filed against the driver of the Jeep. No more information has been made available at this time. The accident is currently under investigation by authorities.
New York Motorcycle Accident
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Steven Benjamin during this tragic and devastating time. Motorcycle accidents in New York are often catastrophic or even fatal. After an accident involving a motorcyclist, our New York accident attorneys believe all drivers should always be reminded to keep an eye out for riders at all times.
We must share our roads in the community and be as attentive as possible at all times while we are behind the wheel. Negligent actions are generally the most common reason for these types of accidents, and they are avoidable. We at Hach & Rose are committed to fighting on behalf of victims and their loved ones whose lives were taken by the actions of a negligent driver. If you have lost a loved one in a New York motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057.
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