Sunnyside, NY (November 10, 2018) – In Sunnyside in Queens, two people lost their lives in a wrong-way motorcycle accident that happened early this morning, November 10. The accident took place around 3:30 a.m., according to police.
Police responded to the area of 38th Street and 43rd Avenue in Sunnyside. At the time of the accident, a van was going the right way on a one-way street when it was suddenly struck head-on by a motorcycle traveling southbound going the wrong way. Police say that the motorcyclist had been traveling at high speeds.
When police arrived at the scene, they found both motorcyclists on the bike unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma lying in the middle of the roadway. The two were identified as 22-year-old Steven Goddard and 20-year-old Amy Gutierrez. Goddard had been operating the motorcycle at the time.
Both individuals were pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the van refused medical attention but stayed at the scene to talk to police. At this time, the investigation into the matter continues.
We wish to take a moment to extend our warmest condolences to the family and friends of both Steven Goddard and Amy Gutierrez. We understand just how difficult it can be to lose your loved one in a serious and unexpected accident.
New York hospitals treat approximately 16 people every day due to motorcycle-related accidents. Motorcycle riders are also pronounced deceased every year due to the serious accidents that take place on New York roadways. In fact, motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to lose their lives in one of these serious accidents.
You have many rights as the victim of someone else’s negligence. If you have lost somebody close to you and you believe that another party is responsible and plays some role in the accident, you should never move forward without the experienced help of an attorney. At Hach & Rose, we understand just how difficult and hopeless you might be feeling after losing somebody closest to you in one of these unforgiving and traumatic accidents. Our attorneys are here to help you. Please call us today at 212-779-0057 to find out how we can assist you.
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