Schenectady, NY (July 21, 2020) – According to authorities, a motorcyclist identified 26-year-old Joshua Toomer, of Schenectady, was killed in a collision with another vehicle. The fatal crash happened on Monday night, July 20th, at the intersection of Crane and Francis Streets in Schenectady.
Police say that Toomer was operating a motorcycle when he entered the intersection and collided with another vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene where they found Toomer down in the roadway and his motorcycle on its side near a curb.
Officials did not specify whether or not Toomer was transported to a hospital but he was pronounced deceased a short time after the crash. The other vehicle sustained front-end damage but no details have been released concerning any other injuries.
At this time, the events that led to this incident remain under investigation. No further information has been made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Joshua Toomer at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New York
The fatal crash rate for New York motorcycle accidents throughout the state has been reported as 49 per 100,000 registered motorcyclists. A total of 15% of all vehicle-related deaths across New York state were found to be motorcycle accidents, and many others end with severe injuries on a regular basis. Seriously negligent or otherwise reckless parties are often the cause of such accidents, and while it can be devastating, it is important for victims and bereaved families to know that they may have substantial rights to pursue.
Motorcyclists can go unobserved by other operators as riders can sometimes be very difficult to see for a variety of reasons. However, that is not an excuse for engaging in reckless actions behind the wheel, and in no way should victims or their loved ones be encumbered by the immense expenses that trail a sudden accident. In the event that a crash was not caused by the victim but the actions of a reckless motorist, victims or their families must know where to turn.
Being involved in a serious accident can have a devastating impact on a victim’s life. Not only are accidents terrifying, but they often leave victims to deal with overwhelming pain that impacts the quality of their lives in many ways. We, at Local Accident Reports, understand the challenges both victims and their families face after accidents. For this reason, our team has compiled some of the most helpful and invaluable resources available to help aid accident victims as they recover. Victims can reach out to Local Accident Reports at their earliest convenience to obtain a free copy of their police incident report and to connect with one of our competent and aggressive personal injury lawyers.
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