BROOKLYN, NY – A man died on Sunday evening after he crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail on the Belt Parkway.
According to New York Daily News, a 52-year-old man crashed his motorcycle at approximately 4:50 p.m. on July 19. The victim lost control of his motorcycle as he was traveling east on the Belt Parkway. He then collided with a guardrail near the Knapp Street exit in Sheepshead Bay.
Police officers on the scene reported that the motorcyclist sustained critical injuries to his head and across his body during the crash. He was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital for treatment of his injuries. However, the man died in the hospital at 6:21 p.m.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad is currently investigating the incident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics in New York City
Motorcyclists face more risks than any other class of driver on New York City roads. Although motorcycles make up only 2% of the vehicles registered in New York City, motorcycle accidents result in 14% of all traffic fatalities. It is the responsibility of all motorists to obey the rules of the road and operate their vehicles responsibly to protect themselves and others from serious harm.
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