Richford, NY – Motorcyclist Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on Route 79
Richford, NY (June 10, 2019) – Authorities are currently investigating the cause of a three-vehicle crash that left a motorcyclist dead on Sunday afternoon, June 9th. The accident happened around 4:40 p.m. along Route 79, according to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials stated that the incident occurred as a vehicle, which was traveling east in the vicinity of Terrell Road, swerved into the westbound lane. He vehicle subsequently struck a motorcycle, as well as another unspecified vehicle. The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 77-year-old Robert A. Spaulding, of Ithaca, two people in the westbound vehicle, and one person in the eastbound vehicle were confirmed as the four parties involved in the crash.
Mr. Spaulding was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was tragically pronounced deceased, according to authorities. The other three parties were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in New York
Of all accidents that cause the most harm, those that involve motorcyclists are often the most severe, especially when multiple vehicles are involved. Severe injuries or death are terribly common following motorcycle accidents in New York, and finding liability is utterly necessary. Investigators are currently looking to determine who may be held accountable for the injuries suffered in this crash as our warmest thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Robert A. Spaulding at this time.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, there may be grounds for wrongful death in place for the bereaved family, as well as serious personal injury cases for the injured victims. At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to working on behalf of victims and their loved ones who have unjustly suffered due to someone else’s negligence. If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries in a New York motorcycle crash or other accident, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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