May 22, 2013
Motorcycle season is in full swing in Western New York, and the region has already recorded a high number of motorcycle accidents. In fact, a total of five crashes involving motorcycles happened on Friday alone.
Most recently, a Buffalo Motorcycle Accident occurred on Austin Street when the bike’s driver lost control of the machine and crashed into a tree and fence.
Before that accident, a 69-year-old man from North Tonawanda was driving through the town of Amherst when he attempted to change lanes. According to an article from WIVB 4 News, the driver failed to recognize a motorcyclist in the other lane and the two vehicles collided. The driver of the motorcycle was rushed to a local hospital for treatment to a head injury, and the driver responsible for the collision was ticketed for failing to safely change lanes.
The sheer volume of accidents highlights the need for both motorcyclists and motorists to be more aware of one another when on the road. This means looking twice in both directions before entering traffic at an intersection or changing lanes. Motorcyclists also should make an effort to be more visible to other drivers on the road.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices are hopeful these tips will help to reduce the number of collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles in the area.