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1 hurt in car accident in New York

A motorcyclist is in critical condition following a crash in King's Park on Aug. 4. Suffolk County police are still investigating the specifics of the car accident that also injured two other New York state residents. The motorcyclist was cited for minor traffic charges unrelated to the accident, but no formal charges have been filed in connection with the accident.

According to police reports, a 30-year-old man was riding his motorcycle south when a vehicle driven by an 82-year-old woman struck his bike. Police have indicated the woman was attempting to make a left-hand turn at the time of the accident. The man was attended to by arriving medical personnel, who transported him to a local hospital with injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening.

The two women in the vehicle, the driver and her 82-year-old sister, were also transported to hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles were impounded by police for safety inspections. Police have asked anyone with information regarding this accident to contact local authorities as part of their ongoing investigation.

The details of this car accident are still somewhat unclear, but certain statutes of New York traffic law definitely come into play. The law requires drivers to be aware of their surroundings at all times, which does not appear to be the case here. Depending upon which driver is found culpable for the accident, the motorcyclist may be able to file a personal injury suit against the driver of the car. If the motorcyclist is found to have been negligent in addition to his unrelated traffic charges, the sisters may be able to seek a personal injury suit against him.

Source: CBS New York, "Motorcyclist Hurt In Crash With Car In Suffolk County," Aug. 4, 2013

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