On a recent Friday morning, a motorcyclist in Rotterdam attempted to escape a traffic stop. However, the motorcyclist crashed his bike along Interstate 890 shortly after fleeing police.
The accident happened a little before 10 a.m. The 38-year-old biker saw a Glenville police vehicle and tried to flee the officer. Even though the police officer activated his emergency lights, the biker continued into neighboring Rotterdam, where he crashed at an Interstate 890 on-ramp close to Exit 4B. At this time, it’s unknown why the officer tried to stop the man.
In addition to the motorcyclist, there was a 32-year-old female passenger on the bike. Both the 38-year-old man and his passenger suffered injuries that required hospital care. The man had multiple broken bones. The woman also had injuries, which included a severe cut on her leg.
The motorcyclist has been charged with multiple traffic violations. Police say that they expect to charge him with more crimes upon the completion of their investigations. The collision resulted in the closure of the on-ramp for approximately four hours during police investigations.
When a motorcyclist breaks the law and endangers his or her passenger, resulting in injuries to the passenger, the passenger may have viable claims to seek financial compensation in court. Depending on the facts and circumstances that led to the injuries, if the injured passenger is successful in navigated his or her claims, the passenger could receive money to pay for medical care, money to pay for permanent or temporary disabilities, compensation for pain and suffering and money to cover the costs and expenses of associated with litigating the claims.
Source: dailygazette.com, “Two injured in motorcycle crash on I-890 access,” Sep. 08, 2017