June 3, 2013
A 47-year-old man from Castleton sustained serious Albany Motorcycle Accident Injuries as the result of a crash late last week. Reports indicate the collision occurred just after 7 a.m. on Friday morning along Route 144, between Maple Avenue and Exit 22 for the New York State Thruway in Selkirk.
A story from the Albany Times-Union explained the motorcyclist was heading north along the road and had come to a halt behind a stopped school bus picking up children. While waiting for the bus to begin moving again though, the 51-year-old driver of the vehicle following the motorcycle looked away from the road for a moment and crashed into the rear of the motorcycle.
The impact of the collision forced the bike under the car, trapping the motorcyclist beneath the vehicle. Rescue crews were called to the scene and were able to quickly pull the victim to safety. The motorcyclist was rushed to a local trauma center, where he remains in critical condition.
The accident highlights the importance of motorists remaining vigilant on the road as the weather in the area continues to warm.
The Albany Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain one of the best ways to properly share the road is to always look twice before changing lanes or entering traffic. Following this simple safety tip will drastically decrease the chances of involvement in a collision with a motorcycle.