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Biker Critically Injured in Stamford

On Sunday, June 7, a biker was critically injured in Stamford.

According to police, the accident happened shortly before 9.30 at night on West Avenue. Thirty five year old Willard Kemp of Stamford was riding south on West Avenue on a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 750 when Bryon Luna-Perez also of Stamford made an unexpected left turn right in front of Kemp. Kemp hit the passenger side of the Honda and suffered major head injuries and internal injuries.

Luna-Perez did not stop at the scene but continued eastbound on Baxter Avenue. Witnesses found the biker on the ground and called the police. When the police arrived an 18 year old witness was not only able to tell police where Luna-Perez had gone, but also had taken down the license plate number.

The witness guided police to where the Honda was parked with Luna-Perez standing on the street nearby. He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with drunk driving, assault with a motor vehicle while under the influence, leaving the scene of the accident, failure to grant the right of way and driving without a license. He was ordered held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

Kemp, who was wearing a helmet and protective clothing, was transported to Stamford Hospital, where he was admitted to the critical care unit with life threatening injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident in Connecticut, contact the Stamford accident attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at  (888) 244-5480 – or Click here for a free case evaluation.

Safe Motorcycle Riding in Stamford

For many people in Stamford taking to the roads on their motorcycles on a warm spring or summer day represents the height of freedom and leisure.  And while Stamford residents often see groups of friends riding their bikes on local roads, we must urge caution.  Though motorcycle riding can be a great form of recreation and leisure, traveling on a motorcycle involves risks which are unique to this form of transportation.

In recent years, with the explosion of motorcycle riding in the United States, there has been a similar explosion in the number of deaths and injuries related to motorcycle riding.  Take this statistic for example: though less than 5% of all registered vehicles in the United States are motorcycles, one of every six fatalities on U.S. roads are motorcycle riders.  Considering the fact that those who travel on motorcycles tend to drive for far fewer hours per year than those who use cars for transportation, this stat is truly a sobering wake-up call.

Those who do decide to ride motorcycles should always remember that using a helmet is mandatory from a safety standpoint.  In fact, out of every 100 motorcycle accidents which would otherwise be fatal, researchers have found that proper helmet use can save no less than 37 lives.  So, while riding carries its inherent risks, wearing a helmet can at least help to mitigate the most deadly of those risks.

If you or anyone you know has been seriously injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Stamford, or anywhere else in Connecticut, give the law offices of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP at call at (888) 244-5480 for a  free claim evaluation.