STATEN ISLAND – (silive.com) According to an online news report from silive.com, one person was transported to a hospital after a collision between a vehicle and a motorcyclist on Staten Island.
At approximately 6 p.m., police received a call regarding a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Bay Street and Hannah Street on Staten Island. When emergency response arrived on scene, they found a beige Lincoln SUV and a Harley Davidson motorcycle on the side of the road. The driver of the Lincoln was still inside the vehicle. One of the motorcycle’s handlebars was missing, and the motorcycle was lying on the curb.
Authorities said two women who might have witnessed the accident arrived on the scene and provided information to officials. One person — it is not known who — was transported from the scene to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton. The person was reportedly in stable condition.
The driver of the Lincoln and the motorcyclist have not been identified at this time. Authorities are investigating the collision and have not yet released additional information.
Though only 2 percent of vehicles registered in New York City are motorcycles, motorcycles were involved in 14 percent of the traffic fatalities in New York City between 2010 and 2014. According to data from the New York City Department of Transportation, 56 percent of motorcyclists who died in crashes during this time were under age 35. The New York City DOT states that motorcycle crashes increase significantly during the summer months (as weather becomes warmer), and most crashes occur in the evenings or on weekends.