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Constantia, NY – Motorcycle Passenger Seriously Injured in Accident on Route 49

Constantia, NY (June 10, 2019) – State police responded to a serious motorcycle accident that occurred in the Oswego County town of Constantia on Sunday, June 9th, that resulted in injuries. The incident was reported to have taken place around 7:30 p.m. on State Route 49, according to authorities.

An investigation into the events that led to this accident revealed that a 1999 Honda motorcycle being driven by 51-year-old Richard P. Gilbert, of Bernhards Bay, was the only vehicle involved. According to police, Gilbert quickly shifted into a higher gear, causing his passenger, identified as Shelly A. Burghart, 49, to let go and be ejected from the bike.

Burghart fell to the ground and struck her face and head against the road. Emergency medical crews were quickly called to the scene, where they transported the injured victim to SUNY Upstate Medical Center. She has since been listed in serious condition, according to authorities.

The investigation into this accident is ongoing and Gilbert was reported to be facing charges for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, as well as unregistered motorcycle and improper license plates.

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Constantia, NY – Motorcycle Passenger Seriously Injured in Accident on Route 49

Our most genuinely heartfelt sympathies are extended to Shelly A. Burghart, first and foremost. We preserve our hope for her full recovery from all injuries at this time. Motorcycle accidents in New York are often seriously injurious or fatal, particularly those which occur at a high rate of speed. While it may be very challenging, it is imperative for victims to understand that they may have substantial rights moving forward.

Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to helping those who have suffered due to the actions of another party or other entity. We realize that there is nearly nothing as difficult as dealing with an unexpected injury and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash or any other accident due to the actions of a negligent party or other entity, please call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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