LONG ISLAND, NY- The dailyvoice.com writes that a tragic crash left one person dead in Long Island overnight this week. The incident occurred in the late evening in North Bay Shore. According to reports, the victim was a 31-year-old man from Bay Shore who was operating a 2009 Ducati motorcycle and traveling southbound on Ohio Avenue. The motorcycle entered the intersection with Delaware Avenue and collided with a 2015 Ford Mustang that was heading westbound.
Responders rushed the victim to the Southside Hospital, where he was declared dead a short while later. The other driver, identified as a 22-year-old man from Bay Shore, did not sustain any injuries in the wreck.
The vehicles were both impounded following the incident and will undergo safety checks.
The investigation into the crash is still underway, and police are requesting that anyone with information contact the Third Squad.
Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that motorcyclists are overrepresented when it comes to victims of fatal traffic incidents. In 2018, 4,985 people were killed in motorcycle wrecks in the United States. The number, while far too high, does represent a five percent decline as compared to 2017. Despite recent drops in fatalities, motorcyclists are 28 times as likely to die in crashes as are occupants in passenger vehicles.
The NHTSA reminds drivers that they should be conscious of motorcycles and remember to share the roadway with these smaller and often less visible vehicles.
Helmets that are approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) help lower the risk of a person being killed in a motorcycle crash. The NHTSA also recommends reflective clothing as a way to make motorcyclists more visible to other drivers.
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