Spring and summer mark the beginning of motorcycle season, but some people use motorcycles year-round. Motorcycling becomes much more common on the roadways when the weather is warmer generally better.
However, while motorcycles make up just 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in 2017. That same year, 5,172 motorcycle drivers and passengers died in crashes. Of the drivers who died in 2017, 28% were impaired by alcohol.
In the majority of motorcycle cases involving crashes with passenger vehicles, it is the passenger vehicle that violated the motorcycle’s right-of-way.
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The Massapequa, New York Patch reports that a motorcyclist was in critical condition following a crash.
The crash occurred at about 10:25 a.m. on May 20th at the intersection of Broadway and Veterans Boulevard in Massapequa.
Nassau County police reported that a 63-year-old man in a 2014 Lexus was turning left at the intersection when he was hit by a 28-year-old man driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Lexus and then hit another Lexus being driven by a 56-year-old woman who was traveling northbound on Broadway.
The motorcyclist suffered from multiple internal injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. Neither of the other drivers suffered from any injuries.
The vehicles were tested for brakes and safety at the scene. The motorcycle was impounded until the investigation by police is complete.