ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Every summer, families mourn the loss of a motorcycle enthusiast. Every year, our communities feel this heartache – and it can all be prevented with safety measures and vigilance.
In Monroe County alone, six riders have been killed in separate crashes since the Memorial Day weekend in May. A Rochester motorcycle accident lawyer at Cellino & Barnes says riders are starting to take notice.
“These tragic events have impacted our community and riders are aware of what’s happened this summer in Rochester,” motorcycle accident attorney Ross Cellino said. “Almost every accident can be prevented, so we’re joining our motorcycle friends in urging drivers to look twice.”
This week, another deadly crash claimed a life. According to the Rochester D&C, a car turned left in front of motorcycle at a Perinton intersection. The crash killed the motorcyclist and his passenger.
Earlier this month, another rider was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in traffic, WHEC 10 reported.
However, not all motorcycle accidents involve passenger vehicles.
Last month, three riders were killed just days apart in separate motorcycle accidents near Rochester. According to WHEC 10, one rider was speeding through a Parma neighborhood when he lost control of his bike. Deputies said the motorcycle burst into flames after hitting a stone culvert.
Since bikes are much smaller than cars and trucks, drivers often don’t see them. The Rochester motorcycle accident lawyers at Cellino & Barnes said caution and second look could save the life of a person on a motorcycle.
“Check your blind spots and slow down, all it takes is a second glance,” Cellino said. “Unfortunately many drivers don’t double check their mirrors before merging lanes and riders have been seriously injured following these accidents.”
Not only could caution save a life, it can also help keep your insurance costs low. In New York State, just one accident can bump-up your premium by 15-30 percent. That could be thousands of dollars in savings – all because you checked twice.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, the attorneys at Cellino & Barnes can help you get the best result possible. Recognized by Martindale.com as a top law firm in Rochester, clients have trusted Cellino & Barnes for over 50 years.
Contact us today for a free consultation.