BRONX, NY – A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a dump truck in the Bronx.
The crash occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 9th. A 2019 International dump truck and Honda CR80 motorcycle were both traveling south on Boston Road when the truck attempted to turn east on Waring Avenue and the motorcyclist struck the truck’s passenger side.
Per the New York Post, the force of the collision threw the motorcyclist to the ground, and he sustained severe head trauma. The rider was unconscious and unresponsive when the police arrived. He was pronounced him dead at the scene. At this time, the motorcyclist’s identity has not been released to the public.
The 27-year-old dump truck driver was not injured in the crash. He remained on the scene and cooperated with the police after the incident.
The New York Police Department’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is still working to determine the cause of the fatal collision.
Dump Truck Accidents in New York
Dump trucks are just one of the many kinds of large trucks that motorists and pedestrians will encounter on New York roads. When these large, heavy vehicles collide with passenger vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians, the consequences can be devastating. Motorcyclists, cyclists, and those on foot are particularly at risk of suffering severe or fatal injuries due to the lack of protective safety features and the sheer size and weight of the vehicles they’re up against. If a truck driver was negligent and caused you harm, you have the right to seek fair compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation services
- Lost wages
- Inability to return to work
- Temporary or permanent disability
In the most tragic cases, a commercial truck accident may be fatal. If you lost someone you love in an accident involving a dump truck, you may be eligible for additional compensation through a wrongful death claim. This type of claim can help you seek financial support for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- End-of-life medical care
- Emotional distress
- Loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of medical and retirement benefits
The money you receive from an injury claim can never replace all that you lost in an accident. However, seeking fair compensation is the best way to ensure that you can protect yourself and your loved ones after a devastating commercial truck accident.
If a truck driver’s negligence or recklessness injured you or a loved one, you need to contact the New York dump truck accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates PLLC. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights, and we will not rest until you receive the compensation you deserve.
You need qualified legal counsel as soon as possible, so take the first step and contact us by calling 718-993-9999 or by reaching out to us online to schedule your free consultation.