Yonkers, NY (July 21, 2021) – Officials in Yonkers say that one person has been arrested after causing a fatal a car crash on Interstate 87 before fleeing the scene. The fatal incident happened at around 8:20 p.m. on Monday night, July 19th.
According to authorities, 30-year-old Michael P. Pereira, of the Bronx, was driving a 2018 Honda motorcycle south when he collided with a 2015 Honda Pilot near Exit 4. The driver of the Pilot, identified as 28-year-old Cesar L. Zapata Ramirez, also of the Bronx, fled the scene.
Emergency responders arrived in the area and transported Pereira to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Zapata Ramirez was later located and arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision. The incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael P. Pereira 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.
Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our New York wrongful death lawyer Michael A. Rose today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.
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 end with injuries from minor to catastrophic. This is especially true when a negligent driver is involved.
After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York motorcycle accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again.
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We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call New York wrongful death lawyer, Michael A. Rose at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.
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