Brooklyn, NY (August 10, 2022) – A man on a motorcycle was killed, and another three people sustained injuries during a collision that took place in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It happened in front of Gateway Center (Gateway Plaza Mall) on Monday night, August 8th.
Authorities say that Lamonte Johnston, 36, was operating a 2018 KTM Sports 390 motorcycle north when he collided with a 2010 Ford Escape at 128 Gateway Drive. The driver of the Ford had been heading south on Gateway Drive and was making a left turn into the parking lot of the mall at the time of the collision.
The impact of the crash ejected Johnston from the motorcycle, resulting in severe body and head trauma. Emergency crews transported Johnston to Brookdale University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Three occupants of the Ford, identified as the 34-year-old operator, a 40-year-old woman, and a 3-year-old girl sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to the same hospital, and all three were reported in stable condition.
No further information is available as the cause of the accident is being investigated.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Manetta at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New York
Statistics from back in 2018 showed that about 154 people were killed in New York motorcycle accidents throughout the course of that year. Deadly motorcycle collisions account for no less than 15% of all traffic-related fatalities across the state, according to official reports. Many other similar traffic-related collisions, such as crashes involving scooters, tend to result in severe injuries or death. This is especially true when a negligent driver is involved.
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