- October 14, 2022
- Barnes Admin
Motorcyclist Killed in Left-Turn Accident
Farmingville, NY – An accident involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a Nissan Maxima occurred on Friday, October 14, 2022, on Lakeside Drive. The crash occurred around 4:20 p.m.
According to Suffolk County Police, Kevin Buttigieg was driving his motorcycle on Lakeside Drive when a driver made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist. Buttigieg was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The accident is under investigation.
Left turn accidents account for 40% of motorcycle accidents each year. In this horrible accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:
- Blind spots on the vehicle
- Timing of traffic signals
- Police accident report
- Any video evidence of the crash
- Any testing of the driver for drugs and alcohol
- Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
- Phone and texting records of the driver
- Accident history on this road
- Evaluation if road is striped per code
- Inspection of road conditions and signage
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:
- Distracted driving
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Alcohol or drug use
- Texting and driving
- Inexperienced driving
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.
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