Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:50 pm
Jamaica, Queens, NY (May 21, 2019) – A crash between a motorcycle and a sanitation truck took place on Monday night, May 20th, and tragically resulted in the death of one man and the serious injuries of another. The time of the accident was not reported; however, police stated that the crash happened on Liberty Avenue near 157th Street.
According to authorities, a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were riding a motorcycle along Liberty Avenue when they collided with a private sanitation truck that was backing up in the aforementioned area. Both men suffered severe body trauma as they were ejected from the bike. Emergency medical responders were immediately called to the crash site along with the police.
The two seriously injured victims were transported to Jamaica Hospital, where the 30-year-old victim was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. The 23-year-old victim remains hospitalized but his condition has improved to stable at this time. The operator of the sanitation truck was uninjured in the incident and remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities.
The investigation into this accident is being led by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.
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Our deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of the deceased victim, first and foremost. We also offer our sincere sympathies to the injured party and we uphold our highest hopes for his full recovery. Motorcycle accidents in New York are often critically injurious or fatal since there is very little protection in place for a rider at the time of impact. While it can be extremely difficult, it is important for bereaved family members and victims to know that they may have significant rights at this time.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their careers to those who have suffered due to the actions of another person or other negligent entity. We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
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