MANHATTAN, NY – Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after striking and critically injuring a motorcyclist near the Holland Tunnel.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19. A 39-year-old man was driving his motorcycle north near the intersection of West Street and Canal Street when he was struck by a car, according to ABC 7 NY.
The police arrived at the scene and found the motorcyclist near an abandoned sedan. They believe the driver fled the scene on foot.
The motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident, and he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. Officers reported that he is currently in critical condition.
The police have no information about the driver who caused the accident, and they have made no arrests at this time. However, the NYPD is still investigating the accident and searching for the suspect. If you have any information about this crash, please contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics in NYC
In New York City, motorcyclists face numerous dangers on the road, which puts them at risk of serious and even life-threatening accidents. The New York Department of Transportation created a motorcycle safety study that identified the disproportionate risks that motorcyclists face compared to other drivers.
This study found that motorcycle accidents make up 14% of all fatal accidents in New York City, despite the fact that motorcycles comprise only 2% of registered vehicles in the city. The majority of these collisions involved another vehicle hitting a motorcycle because the driver did not see the motorcyclist on the road.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident in New York City, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries. The New York motorcycle accident attorneys at Finz & Finz are prepared to help you get the fair compensation you deserve. Call us at 855-TOP-FIRM or reach out to us online to schedule a free case evaluation.