Dirt Bike Rider Seriously Injured in Crash with Drunken Probation Officer In Washington Heights

September 29th, 2017 ATV Accidents

A man was a passenger on the back of a dirt bike without a helmet.  The bike crashed into a car.  The dirt bike passenger was thrown into the air and suffered a serious head injury when it smashed against the ground.  He was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital with a massive head injury.  The driver of the dirt bike fled the scene.  He was later caught.  He was arrested for possessing drugs, reckless endangerment and fleeing the scene of an accident.

The driver of the vehicle involved, a probation officer, was charged with drunk driving.  To read the full article, click here.

Many factors cause an accident.  However, there are easy preventative measures to make less likely that accidents will happen.

If you ride a dirt bike, or for that matter, any ATV type vehicle, why not follow these simple safety rules to make a safe ride more likely:

  • Always wear a helmet: Look for a helmet with the “DOT” label on it, indicating it’s been crafted to U.S. Department of Transportation standards
  • Always wear clothing that covers your entire body: This includes goggles, long pants, long-sleeve shirts, gloves, as well as closed-toe shoes
  • Always wear protective eye gear: Protect your eyes by wearing googles.
  • Ride responsibly and pay attention: Be sure to keep your eyes on the road and learn proper bike handling, steering, and stopping
  • Do NOT speed and maintain a safe following distance: Because drivers may stop-short, a safe following distance will allow you more reaction time to stop the bike, thus avoiding an accident

Fellows Hymowitz is a law firm that represents the seriously injured due to the negligence of others.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a dirt bike accident, or for that matter, any type of motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, call the experienced New York and New Jersey Injury Lawyers at Fellows Hymowitz for help at (845) 639-9300.

We’ll speak with you for free, and explain your rights in simple terms. You need an experienced Rockland County NY car accident lawyer fighting for you. We will investigate every detail of your accident claim at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. You need a top rated personal injury lawyer on your side after a serious accident.

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