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Motorcycle crash in Redfield leaves one man dead

In the small town of Redfield, New York, the family of one man is likely wondering what could have caused a fatal accident late last week. The man was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident that left him dead. What is odd about this motorcycle crash is that the individual who hit him was not in a car, truck or SUV; it was another motorcyclist.

Although many people in New York may argue that motorcycles are hard to see, it is really a matter of whether drivers are paying enough attention to motorcyclists for drivers to see them. If they don't, there could be a serious accident that leaves a motorcyclist dead. Because of this relatively widespread problem, it would not be unreasonable to assume that New York motorcyclists would be paying attention to each other on the road, but it does not appear that this was the case in last week's accident.

A 67-year-old man was riding his motorcycle along Route 39 when he started to make a right turn into a parking lot. Unfortunately, a 25-year-old man from West Leyden drove his motorcycle right into the older biker. The collision sent both men flying off their bikes and both were eventually taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. Sadly, the older biker succumbed to his fatal injuries after he was admitted to the hospital.

It is not exactly known why the younger motorcyclist hit the older one, but New York State Police are looking into this tragic incident.

Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard, "Oswego County motorcycle crash kills man, injures another," Ken Sturtz, July 15, 2013

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