Motorcycle Accident Kills Two in Queens
Investigators have determined that speed is a factor in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Queens and killed two people this past Saturday. Reports show that the accident occurred on Queens Boulevard and 58th Street in Woodside just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Eyewitnesses claim that they say motorcycles speeding on the roads right before one bike crashed into a pedestrian. It is suspected that the bikers were racing at the time of the crash.
The pedestrian was a 78-year-old woman who was immediately killed in the accident. The driver, a 31-year-old man, flew off of his bike and fell onto the pavement. Both the pedestrian and the driver were immediately rushed to a local hospital, and both filed at the location. The motorcyclist was allegedly riding with a group of 20 other motorcyclists that had decided to race near the intersection. Residents say that they are tired of bikers who use Queens Boulevard as a drag strip to race their bikes.
After the accident, two other cyclists stopped to help, but many of the other motor bikers raced away from the scene so that they would not be affiliated with the fatality. Speeding is illegal, and those that were racing in the area would have been ticketed if they had waited for the police to show up.
If you are injured or if your loved one is killed by racing motorcyclists or drivers, then you have the right to seek compensation from the party-at-fault. Because racing is illegal on public roads, it should be very easy to prove your case in a motorcycle accident situation. Don’t hesitate to contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at the firm right away to learn more and get the assistance that you deserve in your case. Hire the firm today to learn more!