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Motorcycle Accident Kills One in New York

Jonathan Hernandez4 months ago

A man was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened in New York.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Time Warner Cable News is reporting that 20-year-old Dylan Tackett was killed over the weekend late on Saturday evening after he crashed his motorcycle in the town of Parma.

According to police in the area, Tackett was killed after he was ejected from his motorcycle when his vehicle left the roadway and collided with a culvert on the side of the road. At this time, it is unknown exactly what cause Tackett’s vehicle to leave the roadway, but an investigation into the cause and circumstances of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

In the last week, two other local young men have died in motorcycle accidents, likely caused by excessive speeds.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4.295 motorcyclists who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for a total of 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the United States.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities. 

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