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Motorcyclist Injured In Batavia Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Batavia Collision

Batavia, NY – A motorcycle crash occurred on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the Tops Supermarket intersection on West Main Street in Batavia. The operator of the motorcycle, 34-year-old Gregory Vigiano of Batavia, was heading eastbound when a passenger vehicle driven by 32-year-old Rebecca Santiago of Stafford made an illegal left turn and collided with Vigiano. As a result of the crash, Vigiano was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight and is currently in guarded/ critical condition.

The Batavia Police Department is investigating the incident and has issued Santiago tickets for making an illegal left turn and operating with a suspended driver’s license.

Motorcycle Accidents 

Left turn accidents account for 40% of motorcycle accidents each year. In this horrible accident, the injured victim and their family should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for drugs or alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Accident history at this intersection
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Blind spots on the vehicle
  • Timing of traffic signals

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and have found that some common causes include:    

  • Fatigue 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Speeding 
  • Disobeying traffic laws 
  • Alcohol or drug use 
  • Texting and driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 

At The Barnes Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys understand first-hand how quickly a motorcycle accident can happen and how unexpected the injuries can be. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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