Brunswick, NY (July 20, 2020) – New York State Police officials say that a man identified as 31-year-old Zachary Rifenburgh, of Valley Falls, was killed in a motorcycle collision with another vehicle in the town of Brunswick. The fatal accident happened on Saturday, July 18th, at an unspecified time.
According to the NYSP, Rifenburgh was riding a motorcycle north along Grange Road when he collided with a southbound sedan. Rifenburgh was ejected from the motorcycle due to the impact of the crash.
Emergency responders were immediately dispatched to the scene where they arrived to find Rifenburgh down in the roadway. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
At this time, law enforcement officials are still piecing together the events that led to this incident. No further details have been reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kenneth Rifenburgh at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New York
Throughout the year 2018, a total of 154 people died after being involved in various New York motorcycle accidents all across the state, according to official reports. Collisions that involve motorcycles currently account for at least 15% of all traffic-related deaths around the state of New York. Many abrupt crashes end with catastrophic injuries or fatalities, particularly when a negligent or reckless party is the cause of the incident. While it can be overwhelming, it is absolutely essential for victims and bereaved families to know that they may have significant rights to pursue during such an unfortunate time.
In many cases, motorcyclists go unobserved by other vehicle operators along the road. Riders can be difficult to see, however, that is no excuse for engaging in careless or otherwise negligent actions behind the wheel. In no way should the loved ones of a victim be burdened by the enormous costs that routinely follow an unexpected accident. This is especially true in the event that the crash was not triggered by the victim but by the behavior of a reckless driver or other entity.
Victims and their families often have many questions after devastating and unexpected accidents. In many cases, victims are left with overwhelming pain that negatively impacts their health and wellbeing. Our team at Local Accident Reports understands the challenges victims face, mentally, physically, and financially, as they begin the recovery process. For this reason, our team provides invaluable resources and information to anyone who has been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s actions.
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