A motorcyclist was killed in an accident that happened in New York.
Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident
WIVB News is reporting that police in the town of Tonawanda are currently investigating the death of a man who was killed when he was on a motorcycle and collided with a van on Tuesday evening.
Tonawanda police have stated that they responded to the scene of the accident that happened at the corner of Colvin and Woodcrest Boulevards. Witnesses called police to inform then about the accident just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. When authorities arrived at the scene, they pronounced the motorcycle driver dead at the scene of the accident and immediately began their preliminary investigation into the cause and circumstances of the accident.
At this time, police believe that the motorcyclist hit the van, but they’re working on figuring out if speed played a role in the accident. At this time, the name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities.
- In 2014, there was a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents.